Enforcement against discretionary beneficiaries – A thing writ in water

Introduction The Royal Court of Jersey has held in the case of Kea Investments Limited v Watson [1] that it is not possible for a judgment creditor to obtain execution against the interest of a discretionary beneficiary under a Jersey trust. Although a beneficiary’s interest is a species of movable property, it is not transmissible…

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Jersey to Amend Trusts Law for Seventh Time

The States of Jersey is shortly to amend the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984 for a seventh time. The 2016 consultation paper canvassed views on whether to amend the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984 in twelve areas in which there were perceived either to be difficulties with the current law or where it was thought improvements could…

Parliament Votes For EU-wide Trust Transparency

The EU Parliament has voted to introduce a trust registry as part of recent amendments to the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive. It is striking the amendments are included in legislation directed at tackling money laundering. Until recently, AML initiatives have been about compelling financial intermediaries to hold information about their clients – the well known…

Jersey Revives Rule in Re Hastings Bass

An amendment to Jersey’s trust law came into force on Friday 25th October 2013 to incorporate what has become known as the rule in Hastings-Bass into statute. The rule, which has emerged from nearly 40 years of case law, has traditionally allowed trustees who have made a mistake as to their dispositive powers to apply…