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Ogier Webinar: Blessing Applications 2022


25 May 2022 - 25 May 2022


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When a trustee applies to the Court in Jersey or Guernsey for Court approval of a decision it has taken in the course of its administration of the trust. On the webinar we will discuss: 

  • what Court approval achieves,
  • what you need to achieve it,
  • on which occasions it is appropriate,
  • what documents you need to produce
  • some recent caselaw

Courts in both jurisdictions have looked with approval to the seminal English case of Public Trustee v Cooper when considering an application by trustees invoking the assistance of the Courts in their administration of a trust. That case set out four common situations when a trustee may approach the Court for its assistance:

  • The first category is when a trustee wishes direction from the Court as to whether a certain action is within the trustee's powers.
  • The second category is when there is no real doubt as to the nature of the trustee's powers and the trustee has decided that it wants to exercise them in a certain way but because the decision is particularly momentous
  • The third category is what is called a surrender of discretion. 
  • The fourth category concerns hostile litigation

This seminar will focus on the second category.  In making an order giving the trustee's momentous decision its blessing, the Court is making a declaration that the trustees' proposed exercise of its power is lawful. We will look at the factors the Court takes into consideration in deciding a momentous decision blessing application.

12:00pm - 1:00pm (BST)

How to join
Please click here to register for the webinar.

If you have any questions please contact Holly Gwyn-Griffiths.

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