(Great) legitimate expectation(s)?

    On 22 May 2019, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance handed down a lengthy judgment in the high profile Madam Lo v HSBC Trustee case.  As well as grabbing the headlines, the case raised novel points of law which the judge had to grapple with. The result was full vindication for the trustee. Read more

    Court of Appeal confirms test for dishonesty in dishonest assistance claims

    In Group Seven Limited & Ors v Notable Services LLP & Ors [2019] EWCA Civ 614, the English Court of Appeal held inter alia (overturning a first instance decision) that an accountant member of a multi-disciplinary firm of solicitors was liable as an accessory for dishonestly assisting breaches of trust. The appeal comprised multiple conjoined … Read more

    The Cup Trust: The Charity Commission demonstrates a robust regulatory approach with regard to tax planning arrangements

    Earlier this year, the Charity Commission (the “Commission“) published the results of its inquiry into The Cup Trust, a charity which participated in a large-scale tax avoidance scheme that earned its founder £2 million in fees. The decision is a reminder of the standards expected of charity trustees and demonstrates the Commission’s wide range of … Read more

    New look Private Wealth and Trust Disputes Blog

    Welcome to the new look Herbert Smith Freehills Private Wealth and Trust Disputes Blog. Our blog has recently been updated with a new design. As well as a new look, the subscription process of our blog has recently been updated. Our blog now offers the opportunity to choose what jurisdictions/categories you want to receive alerts … Read more