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Drafting Trusts and Will Trusts in the Channel Islands; Drafting Cayman Islands Trusts

27 May 2008 / Mary Fraser
Issue: 4160 / Categories: Reviews
Reviewed by MARY FRASER FCA.

Drafting Trusts and Will Trusts in the Channel Islands. Written by James Kessler QC and Paul Matthams. Published by Sweet & Maxwell
Drafting Cayman Islands Trusts. Written by James Kessler QC and Tony Pursall. Published by Wolters Kluwer

These two new volumes in the trust-drafting series have recently appeared on the scene. As we would expect from these authors both books are well written easy to read and accessible to both lawyers and non-lawyers.

The Channel Islands volume begins with a brief explanation of the emergence of trust law in Jersey and Guernsey its evolution from Norman law and the extent to which it is influenced by English judgments.

Surprisingly it was not until 1984 that trusts were recognised by statute in Jersey and in 1989 by Guernsey statute.

The Cayman Islands volume gives an introduction dealing with the practical difficulties of obtaining instructions when...

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