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Trust Busting in Divorce Proceedings - NEW DATE

22 Sep 2020

Location: Grant Thornton, 30 Finsbury Square, EC2A 1AG, London
Members: FREE - Book by 18 Sep
Non Members: £100+VAT - Book by 18 Sep

Trust Busting in Divorce Proceedings - NEW DATE

Highlights

Our first community 4Sight event for HNW Divorce is kindly hosted by Grant Thornton. Registration is from 6pm with an informative interactive panel session on Trust Busting from 6.30pm which will be followed by drinks and nibbles. Register now for free as places are limited. 

Benefit from 2 distinct sessions on Atttacking a Trust structure

  • Technical session - Can you really 'Bust a Trust'
  • Case study - Breaking a complex structure 

Speakers

Charles Lloyd
Partner
Macfarlanes

Charles Lloyd
Charles Lloyd Partner
Macfarlanes
Lucia Perchard
Director
Highvern

Lucia Perchard
Lucia Perchard Director
Highvern
Hannah Davie
Director
Grant Thornton

Session: Chair of Evening 


Hannah Davie
Hannah Davie Director
Grant Thornton
Edward Floyd
Partner
Penningtons Manches Cooper

Edward Floyd
Edward Floyd Partner
Penningtons Manches Cooper
David Sowden
Director
Grant Thornton

For over twenty years I have been a forensic accountant expert specialising in investigating large and complex fraud and money laundering cases. I have given evidence in the Royal Court in Jersey on a number of occasions on behalf of the Attorney General of Jersey. I have also acted in Guernsey and the Isle of Man as well as in the UK. I am a recognised expert forensic accountant on the UK National Crime Agency database.

I have acted on a number of high profile sensitive cases involving politically exposed persons, often involving corrupt payments, such as an overseas government minister who held several hundred million dollars in a complex web of trusts and associated companies. I was also the principal prosecution witness in the both the trial and confiscation hearing in Jersey’s most extensive and complicated money laundering prosecution.

Outside of work I am actively involved in the voluntary sectors where I provide both my time and accountancy skills to support the charitable objectives of a number of organisations.


David Sowden
David Sowden Director
Grant Thornton
Emma Holland
Senior Associate
Stewarts

Emma Holland
Emma Holland Senior Associate
Stewarts

Agenda

6.00pm
Registration
6.25pm
Chair's Opening Remarks
Speakers:
Hannah Davie - Director - Grant Thornton
6.30pm
Attacking Trusts
  • Can you really ‘Bust a Trust’?
  • Looking behind a Trust or complex ownership structure
  • What you can look for in relation to being able to prove a trust is a sham
  • How you can fund investigations/trust busting (in UK and offshore) /options available for funding
  • Considering different jurisdictions and talking though those that are easier/more difficult and why
  • Any tips/advice when dealing with offshore trusts/complex structures
  • Real life examples/interesting war stories
Speakers:
David Sowden - Director - Grant Thornton
Lucia Perchard - Director - Highvern
Edward Floyd - Partner - Penningtons Manches Cooper
7.00pm
Case Study: Breaking through a complex structure

How to break though a complex structure, including off shore Trusts and shell companies, to recover money and assets for your client in divorce proceedings:

  • Investigating the spouses assets, tracing the money, establishing what has happened to the assets and where they have been placed into trust structures/off shore structures
  • Challenges these trust structures brought for their client in relation to the recovery of assets
  • How this affected the strategy for the divorce, including options around the claims they could look to bring
  • What would be needed to prove a sham
  • Tracing the funds through the structure
  • How in the end they realised the value for their client
Speakers:
Charles Lloyd - Partner - Macfarlanes
Emma Holland - Senior Associate - Stewarts
7.30pm
Start of Drinks Reception
9.30pm
Close of Event

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