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Sally Peedom

Sally Peedom (TEP)

Senior Associate

Cayman

  • Senior associate Sally Peedom is a very knowledgeable lawyer with an approachable manner that makes her a pleasure to work with.
    Legal 500
  • Sally Peedom is recommended for her hard work, practical approach to problems and excellent client skills.
    Client
  • Sally is someone whom we have had substantial dealings. She is cheerful and efficient and a pleasure to deal with.
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  • Sally Peedom is a very efficient and effective lawyer, always providing advice you are comfortable trusting.
    Legal 500

Sally is a Senior Associate in the International Private Client & Trusts department. Sally specialises in both contentious and non-contentious international trusts and private client work. As a commercial litigator, she also has experience in shareholder disputes, and insolvency litigation and general commercial disputes. Sally has over nine 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.

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.

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.
My services
Contentious Trusts
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We represent trust corporations, HNWIs, individual trustees and beneficiaries, often dealing with novel points of law and creating new and innovative solutions to fit the needs of our clients. Given the international scope of settlors, investments and assets, we often co-ordinate advice from our multi-jurisdictional teams, meaning that our clients benefit from the knowledge and depth of experience of our people around the globe.

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Contentious Wills, Estates & Probate
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We provide fast, cost-effective and sensitive advice on all manner 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.

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Contentious Wills, Estates & Probate
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We provide fast, cost-effective and sensitive advice on all manner 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.

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Private Client
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As global legislation, regulation and taxation constantly change and become more complex, it has never been more important to make long-term plans to secure your future, the future of your family or your business. We cut through the legal jargon to provide clear, practical advice when you most need it and anticipate the challenges you are likely to face so that you can rest assured you and your family are in safe hands at every step of the way.

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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.

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Trustee Duties
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The duties of a trustee plays in managing the trust assets and dealing with beneficiaries not only vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, but are dictated by trust agreement and its nuances, the type of trust and its specific purpose. Advising on trustee duties is a rapidly growing area given the increasingly complex legal and regulatory framework to which trustees must adhere. Importantly, trustees are becoming increasingly aware of the advantages of acting early and seeking advice on their duties – particularly in situations of potential conflict or stress. Trustees are also making more use of the courts in asking for directions or in having "momentous decisions" blessed.

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Trustee Risk & Regulatory Management
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Developments, consolidations and regulation have means that effective risk management and mitigation has never been more important. Our advice is not a ‘one size fits all’ solution, but rather is based on an individual company’s specific business model. By building a partnership with you we add value by providing to 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.

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Trusts & Fiduciary
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We work closely with trust and fiduciary businesses and their clients to build strong relationships based on trust, confidence and a deep understanding of their priorities and needs. We have an extensive range of experience in terms of particular products or service lines, including pensions and Shariah, and many of the team have worked in the other international off and onshore jurisdictions prominent in the world of wealth management. We have associated skills in dispute resolution, risk and regulatory, and image protection. We ensure that thought has been given to the composition of the team on every piece of work we do, and use our mix of skill and experience effectively.

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