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The Royal Court of Jersey has concluded that it has power under its inherent jurisdiction to sanction a compromised settlement of litigation reached by the plaintiff on behalf of a minor.
The States of Jersey have passed an amendment to the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003, incorporating a number of ‘family-friendly’ rights into the legislation.
Guernsey: all potentially interested parties to be considered by the court when blessing a decision of trustees
The Guernsey Court of Appeal has upheld a decision blessing a trustee’s decision to pay for the costs of refinancing a trust asset from the assets of a family trust.
Direct disclosure obligations resulting from joinder of adult beneficiaries to matrimonial proceedings affecting trusts
The trustees had applied to the Royal Court of Jersey and the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court for the approval of their decisions not to participate in the English financial remedy proceedings.
Joinder of adult beneficiaries to matrimonial proceedings affecting trusts — Tchenguiz-Immerman v Immerman
In this case, the English Family Division provided some helpful guidance on its approach to adult beneficiaries of offshore trusts being joined as parties to matrimonial proceedings.