The Ties That Bind – Pugachev and what it means for Jersey

An analysis of the possible ramifications of the English High Court’s decision in Pugachev and its impact on Jersey trusts, approaches to ‘trust busting’ and the inherent risks in Jersey’s reservation of powers legislation.

High Court Orders Disclosure of Offshore Trusts in Divorce Proceedings

The High Court in Tchenquiz-Imerman v Imerman [2013] EWHC 3627, has held that disclosure orders made against beneficiaries of discretionary Jersey trusts were justified, proportionate and necessary to support ancillary relief proceedings brought by their step mother against their father. This interesting case provides practitioners with an indication about the willingness of English Courts to…

Executors Lose BPR Appeal on Furnished Holiday Lets

The Court of Appeal has rejected, for the final time, the executors of Nicolette Pawson application for leave to appeal the Upper Tribunal‘s decision in HMRC v Pawson (deceased) [2013] UKUT 050 (TCC) that a let holiday cottage was held mainly as an investment and so did not qualify for business property relief (BPR) for…

My first post

Welcome to my new blog. I’ve never blogged before, partly owing to ignorance as to how to go about it and partly to doubts as to whether anyone would read it. Ignorance remedied and doubts notwithstanding, I’m taking the plunge. The focus of this blog will be topics that (eventually) affect us all – growing…