Dickinson Gleeson’s client-centric approach works exceptionally well in the highly charged familial atmosphere of contentious trusts and estates. We regularly work with English and foreign lawyers.
We know how to work as part of a bigger team, taking a lead on presenting the case in Jersey whilst (where appropriate) leaving large-scale litigation tasks to our instructing lawyers. At the same time, clients have unrivalled access to the partners who lead from the front. Similarly, our team’s creativity means that clients benefit from lawyers at the cutting edge of changes in the law.
For example, we acted in In re the Z Trust  JRC 048, a case involving one of Jersey’s first Hastings Bass and mistake cases, where we succeeded in setting aside a purported appointment of trustees to avoid significant unexpected tax consequences.
We also represented the successful wife in J v Tully  JRC110 and successfully opposed an appeal by the trustee against disclosure of trust information ordered following a Letter of Request from a US divorce court. Our client gained disclosure and her costs were paid by the trustees. The case is now the leading Jersey case on the correct approach to this method of obtaining disclosure against a trustee in divorce proceedings. Both Dickinson and Gleeson acted as junior counsel in the Alhamrani litigation, the longest running civil case in Jersey’s legal history.