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The nature of a beneficiary’s interest under a Jersey law trust

An article by Group Partner Sam Williams has been published in Trust & Trustees magazine on the topic of the nature of a beneficiary’s interest under a Jersey law trust, looking at Kea Investments v Watson in its historical context.

In Kea Investments v Watson [2021] JRC 009, the Royal Court of Jersey considered for the first time whether a beneficiary’s interest under a discretionary trust could be the subject of distraint by a judgment creditor. Sam's article places the decision in its historical context and argues that it reflects the inherent difficulty in reconciling a system of property law which in Jersey has its roots in the customary law of Normandy, and the quintessentially English law concept of the trust as transposed to the island.

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