Trust Litigation

Lennox Paton has consistently been regarded by ratings agencies such as Chambers Global as a leading firm in the field of Trust Litigation. The Trust Litigation team has experience in representing beneficiaries, settlors and trustees in complex and wide ranging and high value trust disputes.

The matters in which the Trust Litigation team has acted have included the full spectrum of issues arising in this area of law in an offshore environment including:

  • Inter beneficiary disputes
  • Trustees' breach of duties
  • Income and capital in offshore trusts (the team acted in a leading authority on this issue reported in Hayton and Underhill on Trustees)
  • The role of protectors
  • The use of commercial trusts for transaction of business
  • Beneficiaries' right to Trust documentation
  • Beddoes applications
  • Re Hastings-Bass applications
  • Sham trusts