Contentious Trusts 2024: The 3rd Annual Summit

The only event bringing together private client, divorce, and insolvency specialists to address trusts under attack across key jurisdictions. 

4th July 2024 | Millennium Gloucester, London | In-person

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Delegates who are seeking to broaden their knowledge of how contentious trusts can have an impact on other legal sectors, from family and divorce to fraud and insolvency, will benefit greatly from this event agenda.

Make connections, network with and learn from a diverse delegation to ensure you are up to speed on all relevant topics both central to private client law and those on the periphery.

In just 1 content-filled day, dive into 8+ sessions including:

Contentious Tax Issues

- International Tax Planning

- Managing HMRC and DOJ investigations

- Tax mistakes that can leave trusts vulnerable


Trusts in Divorce

- Nuptial settlements

- Recent approaches from the family court

- The role of trustees in divorce proceedings 



- Loss of capacity in various contexts

- How litigation happens in the Court of Protection

- International cases 


Jurisdictional Issues

- What UK practitioners need to know about different jurisdictions

- What offshore practitioners need to know about UK law

- Firewalls and enforcement


Estate Management

- Trusts and wills

- Pitfalls that can result in attack

- Post-mortem claims and proceedings


Trusts in Proceeds of Crime

- Trusts in Proceeds of Crime

- Confiscation of assets

- No consent regimes


This event features a programme that has been developed by a lineup of experienced leading voices throughout the industry. The sessions are highly relevant and will explore emerging trends, dissect reoccurring complex issues, and offer expert insight. Therefore, delegates can be assured that each topic on the agenda will add practical value. 

Through engaging with and participating in interactive roundtable discussions with your peers, you will be able to contribute your own knowledge, be exposed to a diverse range of perspectives and have your own questions and queries directly addressed.

Your 2024 Event Advisory Board

Charlotte Fraser
Charlotte Fraser Partner
Farrer & Co
James Sheedy
James Sheedy Partner
Collas Crill
Emma Jordan
Emma Jordan Partner
Taylor Wessing
Laura Phillips
Laura Phillips Legal Director
Kingsley Napley

Those who are returning for this third annual event will gain fresh and practical insights into today’s key developments and perennial issues through an agenda built with experienced sector leaders.

Your Expert Speakers:

Each topic will be addressed by solicitors, barristers and trustees from both chancery and offshore jurisdictions who worked on recent key cases and can thus offer firsthand perspectives, as opposed to second-hand speculative commentary on each issue. Benefit from more accurate insights into how you can navigate the ever-evolving private client legal maze. 
Jonathan Arr
Jonathan Arr Partner
Graeme Kleiner
Graeme Kleiner Partner
Charles Russell Speechlys
Hannah Mantle
Hannah Mantle Partner
Forsters LLP
Nicholas Holland
Nicholas Holland Partner
McDermott, Will & Emery
Natasha Stourton
Natasha Stourton Partner
Claire-Marie Cornford
Claire-Marie Cornford Partner
Irwin Mitchell
Kelly Watson
Kelly Watson Client Services Director
Paul Buckle
Paul Buckle Director
Constance McDonnell KC
Constance McDonnell KC Barrister
Serle Court
Dr. James Warner
Dr. James Warner Consultant Psychiatrist
Halcyon Doctors
Andreas Kistler
Andreas Kistler Partner
Carey Olsen (Jersey)
Waqar Shah
Waqar Shah Partner
Kingsley Napley
Katie Hooper
Katie Hooper Partner
Alexander Learmonth KC
Alexander Learmonth KC Barrister
New Square Chambers
Andrew Holden
Andrew Holden Barrister
XXIV Old Buildings
Millie Benson
Millie Benson Barrister
Josh Lewison
Josh Lewison Barrister
Radcliffe Chambers
Clementine Dowley
Clementine Dowley Senior Associate
Payne Hicks Beach
Giles Goodfellow KC
Giles Goodfellow KC Barrister
Pump Court Tax Chambers
Nicola Bushby
Nicola Bushby Partner
Boodle Hatfield
Christian Hay
Christian Hay Managing Partner
Collas Crill
Emma Hill
Emma Hill Counsel
Bedell Cristin
Renato Labi
Renato Labi Partner
Hughes Fowler Carruthers
Ben Brandon
Ben Brandon Partner, Barrister
Mischon de Reya
Gareth Roberts
Gareth Roberts Senior Associate
Baker McKenzie

The pricing allows for an affordable event where you can meet and network with a significant number of your peers throughout the sector. In just one day, be assured that you will receive maximum benefit from your investment of time in attending this unique event. 

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Event and Speaking Enquiries

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Partnership Enquiries

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Venue & Logistics

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