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    Wilberforce shortlisted for The Legal 500 Bar Awards 2023

    We are delighted to announce that Wilberforce has 11 nominations across 9 different categories at The Legal 500 Bar Awards 2023. Set of the Year Chancery Set of the Year Chancery Junior of the Year: Edward Sawyer, Sebastian Allen Chancery... Read more

    Wednesday 12 July 2023

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    Grand View v Wong and the doctrine of improper purposes

    Article by Jia Wei Lee[1], 30th June 2023 To read or download this article as a PDF, please click here. 1. The improper purpose doctrine is an easy one to state: a power may only be exercised for a purpose... Read more

    By Jonathan Hilliard KC | Jia Wei Lee
    Friday 30 June 2023

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    Tax Tribunal hands down important judgment concerning “home loan double trust” inheritance tax scheme

    Tax, Trusts, probate and estates: contentious

    Jonathan Davey KC
    Friday 28 April 2023

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    Brian Green KC and Anna Littler successful in Bermuda Court of Appeal in decision on breadth of standard form consent powers of fiduciary protectors of trusts

    Trusts, probate and estates: contentious, International / offshore

    Brian Green KC | Anna Littler
    Wednesday 5 April 2023

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    Guest v Guest: clarity at last for proprietary estoppel?

    To read or download this article as a PDF, please click here. Guest v Guest[1] is one in a long line of decisions involving proprietary estoppel and the family farm. The principles applicable to establishing proprietary estoppel claims are now... Read more

    By Elizabeth Houghton
    Thursday 30 March 2023

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    Andrew Mold KC and Michael Ashdown feature in TL4’s Private Client Magazine

    Andrew Mold KC and Michael Ashdown feature in TL4’s Private Client Magazine Issue 10 – Contentious Trusts. Andrew Mold KC‘s article is entitled ‘Does a third party owe a duty of care to a beneficiary?’. Michael Ashdown writes on ‘Breach... Read more

    By Andrew Mold KC | Michael Ashdown
    Monday 27 March 2023

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    What next for “insolvent trusts” after ETJL v Halabi; ITGL v Fort Trustees [2022] UKPC 36?

    To read or download this article as a PDF, please click here. Commentary by Joseph Steadman. Technically, a trust cannot be insolvent: trusts are not legal persons. However, the term “insolvent trust” is a useful shorthand for the situation which arises... Read more

    By Joseph Steadman
    Thursday 23 February 2023

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    Trends in recent decisions on forum and overseas jurisdiction in trusts and estates disputes

    To read and download this piece as a pdf, please click here. Commentary by Jamie Holmes. 1. Introduction and summary Trusts and estates disputes often involve an international element. This paper[1] will focus on two ways in which such questions commonly arise: a... Read more

    By Jamie Holmes
    Monday 30 January 2023

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    John McGhee KC listed in The Lawyer Hot 100

    We are delighted to announce that John McGhee KC has been listed in The Lawyer Hot 100 2023! The Lawyer’s write-up on John reads as follows: “Wilberforce Chambers’ John McGhee KC was so busy last year he didn’t have much... Read more

    Monday 23 January 2023

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    Breach of trust, directors and corporate trustees: multiple derivative claims following McGaughey v USS

    To read and download this piece as a pdf, please click here. Commentary by Michael Ashdown. Introduction It is commonplace now for the trustee of almost any sort of trust to be a company, and for the individuals who may... Read more

    By Michael Ashdown
    Tuesday 20 December 2022

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    Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2023: Wilberforce Shortlisted

    Citywealth Magic Circle Awards have recently revealed their 2023 shortlist and we are delighted to announce that Wilberforce has been shortlisted for Chambers of the Year. In order to vote and/or to view the full shortlist, please click here. Voting closes... Read more

    Wednesday 7 December 2022

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    Does a third party owe a duty of care to a beneficiary?

    To read and download this piece as a pdf, please click here. Commentary by Andrew Mold KC Establishing that a duty of care is owed to a beneficiary by a third party (i.e. someone other than the trustee or a person with... Read more

    By Andrew Mold KC
    Thursday 24 November 2022

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