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Baker & Partners Launches Jersey’s First Trust Litigation Text

Baker & Partners has launched Litigating Trust Disputes in Jersey: Law, Procedure & Remedies. This substantial new book is Jersey’s first practitioner text dedicated exclusively to trust litigation in Jersey’s courts.

Litigating Trust Disputes in Jersey is an indispensable tool for trust professionals and legal practitioners with clients exposed to a Jersey trust structure working with or against trustees or beneficiaries. The book will also be of interest to international practitioners seeking information about Jersey trusts in foreign proceedings or wishing to recover or enforce against trust assets in Jersey. The book brings together detailed analysis of Jersey’s trust law, guidance on civil procedure and litigation remedies.

The text was authored by Senior Associate, James Sheedy, who has continued the firm’s predilection for achieving dual-qualification as an English barrister and Jersey advocate. Senior Partner, Stephen Baker, also acted as Consultant Editor of the text.

James Sheedy commented:

“I’m immensely pleased to launch Litigating Trust Disputes in Jersey: Law Procedure & Remedies. Baker & Partners continues to be involved in some of the most legally and factually complex trust cases in Jersey. Trust administration remains an extremely important part of the Island’s financial services industry. When disputes do arise, Jersey’s mature legal system and internationally respected judges enable the Island to remain one of the leading jurisdictions in which to resolve high value and complex trust litigations. Jersey’s Royal Court is at the cutting-edge of fashioning modern, practical remedies to trust disputes, and this is the first occasion that the law, civil procedure and remedies relevant to trust litigation have been brought together in a dedicated volume. I hope it will prove to be a useful reference work for both trust industry professionals and legal practitioners within and beyond Jersey.”

William Bailhache, Bailiff of Jersey (who wrote the book’s foreword) commented:

“It is fundamentally important for Jersey law and cases to be brought together in a comprehensive way, and the extensive use of footnotes in Litigating Trust Disputes in Jersey makes it easy to check the source material for authenticating the summary that the book contains. I warmly congratulate Advocate Sheedy and the Consulting Editor, Advocate Baker, on this very substantial piece of work, which adds greatly to a bibliography of Jersey law.”