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The Offshore Litigation Blog is where you will find recent case updates, offshore litigation news, offshore filings lists, interviews and even some insights into island life, written by Harneys litigators from around the world.

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Jonathan Addo
Jonathan Addo
  • Jonathan Addo

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Ian Mann
Ian Mann
  • Ian Mann

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Nick Hoffman
Nick Hoffman
  • Nick Hoffman

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Vicky Lord
Vicky Lord
  • Vicky Lord

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Chai Ridgers
Chai Ridgers
  • Chai Ridgers

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
William Peake
William Peake
  • William Peake

  • Partner
  • London
Peter Ferrer
Peter Ferrer
  • Peter Ferrer

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
James Noble
James Noble
  • James Noble

  • Partner
  • Singapore
Jeremy Child
Jeremy Child
  • Jeremy Child

  • Partner
  • London
Claire Goldstein
Claire Goldstein
  • Claire Goldstein

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Jayson Wood
Jayson Wood
  • Jayson Wood

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Phillip Kite
Phillip Kite
  • Phillip Kite

  • Partner
  • London
Stuart Cullen
Stuart Cullen
  • Stuart Cullen

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Lorinda Peasland
Lorinda Peasland
  • Lorinda Peasland

  • Consultant
  • Hong Kong
Paul Madden
Paul Madden
  • Paul Madden

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams
  • Jessica Williams

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Paula Kay
Paula Kay
  • Paula Kay

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Andrew Thorp
Andrew Thorp
  • Andrew Thorp

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Henry Mander
Henry Mander
  • Henry Mander

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Andrew Johnstone
Andrew Johnstone
  • Andrew Johnstone

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Nicola Roberts
Nicola Roberts
  • Nicola Roberts

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Julie Engwirda
Julie Engwirda
  • Julie Engwirda

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Paul Smith
Paul Smith
  • Paul Smith

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands

Cayman Grand Court confirms Trustee’s entitlement to seek directions

In T Co v AA & Ors, the beneficiaries of T Trust failed to convince Justice Parker that T Co’s application for directions should be struck out as an abuse of process of the Court, or that it should otherwise be stayed on case management grounds (pending determination of US proceedings). T Co, the trustee for T Trust, brought an application under section 48 of the Trusts Law in response to a claim brought by the beneficiaries (all US citizens) of the T Trust in Florida against FL Co, a sister company of T Co based in Florida, and FL Co’s managing director.

Aleisha Brown, Nicola Roberts,
Jessica Williams, Lucy Hickmet

Grand Court explains why you cannot appoint a receiver over potential distributions from a discretionary trust

In Y v R, the plaintiff failed to convince the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands to appoint receivers over distributions that might be made to the defendant from an irrevocable discretionary Cayman Islands trust. The result in this case is unsurprising, since the nature of a discretionary beneficiary’s interest in a trust is firmly established.

Aleisha Brown, Jessica Williams,
Nicola Roberts

UK Law Lord’s will creates disharmony

In a recent decision of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales (Goss-Custard & anr v Templeman & ors), a will made by the eminent Law Lord, the late Lord Templeman, in 2008 was challenged by D1 and D2 (his son and the son’s wife who was the sole executrix of the 2008 will) on the basis that he lacked testamentary capacity when he gave instructions and when the will was executed, so that it was invalid.

Henry Mander, Christopher Russell,
Jessica Williams, Charles Moore