Sally Peedom

Sally Peedom (TEP)

Counsel | Cayman

Private Client and Trusts

  • Sally is someone whom we have had substantial dealings. She is cheerful and efficient and a pleasure to deal with.
    Client
  • Andrew and Sally Peedom are excellent. They know the subjects, they are extremely capable and their treatment is impeccable.
    Legal 500 2024
  • Sally is a very knowledgeable lawyer with an approachable manner that makes her a pleasure to work with.
    Legal 500
  • 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
  • Sally is very measured, very methodical and a great thinker. She understands a huge variety of structures and the regulations and how to structure the client affairs.
    Client feedback
  • Sally is a very efficient and effective lawyer, always providing advice you are comfortable trusting.
    Legal 500
  • Very professional with human qualities, efficient and proactive in bringing solutions to solve family issues.
    Legal 500 2024
  • Sally is a key port of call for a number of institutional trustees and high-net-worth individuals on both sides of the Atlantic.
    Legal 500
  • Sally always gives timely advice tailored to client needs.
    Legal 500 2022
  • Sally is recommended for her hard work, practical approach to problems and excellent client skills.
    Client

Overview

Sally is Counsel in the Private Client and Trusts team and is based in Cayman. She specialises in both contentious and non-contentious international trusts and private client work.

Experience

As a commercial litigator, Sally has experience in shareholder disputes, and insolvency litigation and general commercial disputes. She has more than 13 years of experience working offshore, in both Cayman and Guernsey.

Sally regularly advises trustees, high net worth individuals, family offices and charitable organisations on the establishment, restructuring and administration of trust structures, including in relation to the use of STAR trusts, Foundation Companies and private trust companies. Sally also advises on trust matters relating to the establishment and administration of investment funds structured as unit trusts, pension trusts and employee benefit trusts.

Sally has significant experience in relation to trust litigation matters, including in relation to applications for directions, court blessings, mistake and rectification, as well as grants of probate and letters of administration, and resealing foreign grants.

Work highlights include:

  • Acted on behalf of a numerous trustees or beneficiaries in connection with several notable rectification, mistake or blessing applications
  • Advising the joint official liquidators of Platinum Partners Value Arbitrage Fund LP
  • In the matter of AA (as Trustee of the A Trust) – represented outgoing trustees in an in camera application for a court blessing to replace the trustee in light of investigations being carried out by the Serious Fraud Office
  • TCCI & Ors v East Forest Green Limited (in liquidation) & others - acted for a former Guernsey Trustee and its directors in relation to a claim for breach of trust and dishonest assistance
  • Friends Life Group Scheme of Arrangement - assisted with advising on the £5.6bn acquisition of the Friends Life Group
  • Jackson & Ors v Dear & Ors – acted for the Tetragon entities in relation to a derivative action filed in the Royal Court of Guernsey against Tetragon entities and its executive and independent directors
  • Carlyle Capital Corporation Limited (in liquidation) and Ors v. William Elias Conway Jnr and Ors. – assisted on a complex multi-jurisdictional dispute representing The Carlyle Group and its executive directors in relation to a claim for breach of directors' duties brought by the liquidators of the Carlyle Capital Corporation for losses exceeding $1bn.

Background

Prior to moving to Cayman in December 2016, Sally worked in Guernsey and in Australia for several years.

Sally is admitted as a Solicitor in New South Wales and the High Court of Australia, and as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands. Sally completed a Masters of Law and Management (UNSW) in 2005, specialising in Corporate Insolvency. She has also completed the Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes (STEP) and is TEP qualified. Sally is also the Cayman Jurisdictional Editor for ITPA. Sally is recognised for her trusts and commercial litigation expertise by Legal 500 and Chambers Europe. Sally was recognised as a Rising Star in Legal 500 2024. 

Legal Secretary
Amaya Alemanez  
My services
International pensions and EBTs
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We advise internationally based companies and trustees on the establishment and operation of employee incentive schemes, addressing issues such as the funding and structuring of awards as between sponsoring employer and trustee, treatment of dividend entitlements for share awards and the formulation of the beneficial class of employee benefit trusts having regard to international legal and taxation requirements.

Private wealth structures
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For wealthy individuals, family-controlled businesses and entrepreneurs managing wealth across generations, succession planning and transferring control of assets has never been more challenging. That's why it's important to work with lawyers who not only have the highest standards of legal knowledge and expertise, but also the ability to find unique solutions tailored to your unique circumstances.

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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.

Trustee risk and regulatory management
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Developments, consolidations and regulation mean that effective risk management and mitigation has never been more important. Our advice is not a ‘one size fits all’ solution, but rather based on an individual company’s specific business model. By building a partnership with you we can provide trustees with a range of regulatory advice, administration support, products and services within a dedicated team approach, precedent development and on-going education and industry updates.

Together with our multi-disciplinary risk and regulatory team, we advise on anti-money laundering laws and the regulation of trust companies and can assist in the creation and improvement of straightforward operating procedures, including checklists, designed in conjunction with the needs of a trustee to ensure that all members of staff, no matter what their experience, can provide consistent and accurate back office services.

Reporting obligations for trustees
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In a climate of increased transparency for structures, it is important for trustees to ensure that they have sufficient policies, procedures and processes in place in order to report the correct data to the correct authority at the correct time. This has been particularly challenging for some of our smaller independent trustee clients who do not have a dedicated compliance team.

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.

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.

10 May 2024

Further promotions across the Cayman and BVI offices

Collas Crill has made a number of further promotions across its offices in the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands (BVI). In the Cayman Islands, Sally Peedom has been promoted to Counsel, while Kirsten Bailey has been promoted to Senior Associa...

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...

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...

13 Nov 2020

CRS and FATCA update

There have been a number of recent amendments to the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) and Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) reporting regimes in the Cayman Islands and, following this, the Department for International Tax Cooperation (DITC) has i...

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Collas Crill in New York

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Transcontinental Trusts

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Serle Court conference

Event 13 Jan 2021

Mistake seminar

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Solving Modern Problems

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STEP Cayman Conference

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