Sophie DenmanSenior Associate

Sophie Denman

Overview

I’m a Senior Associate in our International Trusts & Private Client team, specialising in Guernsey, Cayman and BVI law. I am based in our London office, but travel to Guernsey regularly.

My practice covers advising trustees, beneficiaries and settlors in relation to a broad spectrum of contentious and non-contentious trust, foundation and private client matters.

Professional qualifications

  • Received an Excellence Award for obtaining a distinction and the highest mark worldwide in the STEP Diploma in International Trust Management, 2020
  • Qualified as a trust and estate practitioner (TEP) upon completion of the STEP Diploma in International Trust Management with distinction, obtaining full membership with STEP, 2019
  • Received a Worldwide Excellence Award for obtaining a distinction and the highest mark worldwide in the STEP Advanced Certificate in Company Law & Practice, 2018
  • Completed the STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust Creation: Law and Practice with distinction, 2018
  • Completed the STEP Advanced Certificate in Company Law and Practice with distinction, 2018
  • Completed the STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust Administration and Accounts with distinction, 2019
  • Completed the STEP Advanced Certificate in Trustee Investment and Financial Appraisal with distinction, 2019
  • Admitted as a Solicitor, England & Wales, September 2015 (currently non-practising)

Memberships

  • Member of STEP

 

Work highlights

  • Advising in respect of the establishment of a bespoke private trust foundation for an UNHW private client
  • Advising an executor and corporate trustees in the administration of a substantial cross-jurisdictional estate
  • Advising a corporate trustee in the contentious division of a multi-million dollar trust fund between two sides of a family, culminating in a second category Public Trustee v Cooper application (ongoing)
  • In conjunction with Matthew Guthrie, contributed the Guernsey chapter for "Asset Protection: Domestic and International Law and Tactics" (published by Lexis Nexis).

 

Read more about Sophie Denman

Chambers & Partners

 

News | 14 October 2019

STEP success for Mourant Associate

 

Recent publication | 9 July 2020

The Role of a Protector

 

Recent publication | 2 June 2020

Guernsey Foundations