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Jeremy Wessels

Jeremy Wessels

Guernsey
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Christopher Edwards

Christopher Edwards

Guernsey
Partner

Mourant stages first hybrid trust conference

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16 October 2020

Leading offshore legal and governance services firm, Mourant will welcome nearly 100 people to the third in its Trust in Crisis seminar series, which will be held at Royal Chambers next week.

The sell-out event is also going to be livestreamed to enable more people to attend following the success of Mourant's first two seminars which were held as webinars during Guernsey's COVID lockdown.

While Guernsey does not have any lockdown restrictions currently, the decision was made to livestream the third seminar, so that people in other jurisdictions can also attend, along with anyone in the island who missed out on one of the places available at the venue.

Mourant Partners Jeremy Wessels and Christopher Edwards will present their thoughts regarding attacks against the trust by third parties. The topics to be discussed include forced heirship principles, attempts to 'Pierce the Veil' and how to tackle claims that a trust is a sham.

The seminar will consider both the lines of attack that may be made invoking these principles, as well as practical steps that trustees can take now in order to avoid or mitigate such claims.

Jeremy Wessels said:

"While there are no social distancing limitations in Guernsey at the current time, we realise many of our colleagues and clients in other jurisdictions remain under restrictions when it comes to large gatherings.

"By taking our Trusts in Crisis seminar online with a live stream, we know that will enable more people who want to be there to join us virtually. Dozens of people have already registered to do so and we're confident the next hybrid event will be a success with a very interesting and informative central discussion."

Anyone else who wishes to attend virtually should follow the link to register: please click here