Andrew Peedom

Andrew Peedom (TEP)

Counsel | Cayman

Private Client and Trusts

  • Andrew – he’s the litigator you want on your side in any trust dispute.
  • Andrew's knowledge of the law is terrific and he is incredibly insightful.
    Client feedback
  • Andrew is an unflappable lawyer, always able to look through current matters to predict potential issues ahead and steer you through.
    Legal 500, 2021
  • A seasoned offshore adviser.
    Legal 500, 2023
  • Very professional with human qualities, efficient and proactive in bringing solutions to solve family issues.
    Legal 500 2024
  • Andrew and Sally Peedom are first class both in terms of technical knowledge and ability and in knowing how best to deploy it.
    Legal 500 2024
  • A very competent lawyer who thrives on taking on difficult situations, provides strong advice, and is not afraid to provide an opinion.
    Legal 500, 2021
  • Fantastic in delivering straightforward and practical legal advice.
    Legal 500 2024
  • Excellent and charming.
    Client feedback
  • Highly responsive.
    Legal 500, 2022
  • Andrew and Sally Peedom are excellent. They know the subjects, they are extremely capable and their treatment is impeccable.
    Legal 500 2024

Overview

Andrew is Counsel in our Private Client and Trusts team.

Experience

He has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation, with a focus on contentious and non-contentious trust and estate disputes, many of which have a multi-jurisdictional element. He regularly acts for trustees, settlors, protectors, enforcers and beneficiaries and he also advises on regulatory matters.

Background

Andrew was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2001, the High Court of Australia in 2003 and as an attorney of the Cayman Islands in 2017.

He has worked offshore since 2010, first in Guernsey, where he was heavily involved in one of the largest trust disputes in the Channel Islands that was ultimately determined by the Privy Council, before moving to the Cayman Islands in late 2016.

Memberships

  • Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association
  • Contentious Trusts Association (ConTrA)
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • STEP Council for the Cayman Islands' branch

Andrew is frequently asked to speak at conferences on topics pertinent to the trust industry and has also authored numerous articles. 

Legal Secretary
Amaya Alemanez  
My services
Trust disputes
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We represent beneficiaries, high-net-worth individuals, trustees, protectors and other power holders in a range of contentious and semi-contentious situations. Our lawyers have been at the forefront of the most complex, high-value private wealth litigation offshore. 

We often deal with novel points of law, creating new and innovative solutions to meet the needs of our clients.

Given the international nature of private wealth, with clients and their assets spread across the world, we work as a joined-up global team so that our clients can benefit from the knowledge and experience wherever they may need it.

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Contentious risk and regulatory
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In regulatory disputes there are often fine lines between the usual wrangling with the regulator and something more serious – by matching our mix of experienced contentious and non-contentious lawyers to the particular problem at hand, we achieve better and more efficient outcomes. As regulatory experts, we frequently act on contentious matters and can leverage our experience to help clients achieve the highest regulatory standards and avoid common pitfalls.

Wills and estate disputes
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We provide fast, cost-effective and sensitive advice on all types of will-related disputes during what is often an extremely upsetting and distressing time for those concerned. We regularly act on multi-party actions for both plaintiffs and defendants.

Changes of trustee/DORAs
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Changes of trustee documents (DORA or IORAs) usually contain indemnities from the incoming trustee to the outgoing trustee which are often hotly negotiated and can be complex. A change of trustee also presents a good opportunity for the incoming trustee to undertake a due diligence exercise by reviewing the trust documents, ensuring that the previous chain of trusteeship is intact and ensuring that the outgoing trustee ratifies or rectifies any flaws in the trust or the trust documents before the trusteeship is handed over. We have considerable experience in narrowing the issues in these negotiations. We are also well versed in assisting our trustee clients in mitigating risk by spotting (sometimes very significant flaws) in trusts before they are taken on and by ratifying previous discrepancies in a commercial manner – commonly without necessitating the involvement of the court.

Trust advisory
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The role of a modern trustee has never been more complex. Trustees must satisfy the needs and desires of their beneficiaries, manage complex assets and navigate an ever-changing legal and regulatory landscape.

We know that trustees can need assistance and advice on how best to satisfy their duties and to meet their legal and regulatory obligations. We understand and have a great deal of experience in working with trustees to get ahead of any potentially difficult situation and resolve it in a way that minimises risk and conflict.

14 Nov 2023

Legal 500 Caribbean 2024 guide

Collas Crill's teams in the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands have received a solid set of results in the latest Legal 500 directory. In the BVI the dispute resolution team has moved up to tier 3, with the Cayman corporate team being listed by Le...

21 Aug 2023

Cayman work experience programme 2023

Collas Crill are delighted to have welcomed a total of 7 students to our Cayman office on our Work Experience Programme over the last few months. As well as new faces we were pleased to welcome some familiar faces in students who took part in the 2022 Co...

14 Nov 2022

Collas Crill: Legal 500 Caribbean

Collas Crill's teams in the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands have received another strong set of results in the Legal 500 directory. This year the firm has moved up a tier in one practice area and maintained its position across all others. Clai...

24 Jun 2022

Under the influence?

This article was first published in STEP's Trust Quarterly Review in June 2022. This article will cover the recent judgment of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands (the Court), which concerned whether a declaration of exclusion by a settlor excluding...

8 Jun 2022

Where there’s smoke there’s a fire(

We discuss the difficulties of enforcing onshore judgments in offshore jurisdictions in an article published in the latest issue of the STEP Journal (full citation below). The article focuses on the offshore jurisdictions of the British Virgin Islands,...

14 May 2021

Collas Crill ranked tier 1 in 2021

Collas Crill has been named in tier 1 of the 2021 eprivateclient Top Offshore Law Firms. The 2021 eprivateclient Top Offshore Law Firms rankings are based on a survey of more than fifty private client offshore law firms. The list recognises the leading...

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