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Emer Murphy

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Trusts, Tax, Probate & Estates

Emer acts in relation to a wide variety of contentious trust matters, involving both domestic and offshore structures.

Notable cases include the following:

Twin Benefits Ltd v Barker (2017)

  • This dispute relates to the settlement of a previous High Court case, which involved the unwinding of a multi-million-pound offshore trust.
  • Emer successfully represented professional trustee company Confiànce, in defending the claim that it failed to ensure a sufficiently good deal was secured for the potential beneficiaries of the (now unwound) trust.
  • The case against Confiànce was struck out following the claimants’ failure to provide security.
  • Emer is being led by Elspeth Talbot Rice QC, XXIV Old Buildings.

Confidential (2016)

  • This case concerns a massive trust dispute worth billions of pounds in an offshore jurisdiction between members of the same wealthy family.
  • Acting as a junior to Brian Green QC, Emer assisted a client accused of duping her mother out of her intended benefit under a trust.

Independent Trustee Services Ltd v GP Noble Trustees Ltd (2012)

  • Emer represented Hassans law firm in Gibraltar in this litigation which arose out of the transfer of assets belonging to a number of underfunded UK pension schemes by their corporate trustee, GP Noble.
  • The case raised issues of civil fraud, breach of trust and professional liability.