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Feb 14
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09:00 - 09:30 30 mins
09:30 - 09:40 10 mins
Chairs' Opening Remarks
  • James Price - Partner and Head of Trust and Probate Litigation department, Stewarts
  • Rachael Reynolds - Global Head of Dispute Resolution, Ogier
09:40 - 10:10 30 mins
A Family Affair

Husbands, Wives and in-laws: Hide and Seek

  • Jonathan Hilliard QC - Barrister, Wilberforce Chambers
  • Edward Cumming QC - Barrister, XXIV Old Buildings
10:10 - 11:10 60 mins
Debate: Do the English family courts care about principles of trust law?

Are the family courts a threat to trust law as we know it?

  • Christopher Wagstaffe QC - Barrister, 29 Bedford Row
  • Jessica Henson - Senior Associate, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
  • Robert Christie - Partner, Dickinson Gleeson
  • James Stewart - Co-Head Private Wealth Group, Penningtons Manches LLP
11:10 - 11:35 25 mins
Coffee break
11:35 - 12:20 45 mins
When Company Law collides with Trust principles

What protection do anti-Bartlett clauses provide to a trustee? Are they always appropriate? Inherent tensions of being a trustee and a director of an underlying public company.

Do we know what the concept of the “insolvent trust” means yet?  

  • Moderator Thomas Fletcher - Barrister, Maitland Chambers
  • Mike Parkinson - Director, FFP Cayman
  • Piers Barclay - Head of Private Client, Macfarlanes
12:20 - 13:00 40 mins
What do the directories really want to hear?

A date with Simon Christian (Chambers & Partners)

  • Simon Christian - Editor, Chambers HNW, Chambers & Partners
  • Pippa Greze - Director, Greze Consulting
13:00 - 14:15 75 mins
14:15 - 15:00 45 mins
Capacity: who should have the say?High-stakes cases for high-profile clients

-  Ending Life: Michael Mylonas QC (who ran the legal team for Alder Hey Hospital in the case of Alfie Evans) and  Peter Boyce who is Head of Legal at both Great Ormond Street Hospital and King’s College Hospital (who were involved in the two other high profile paediatric medical treatment cases of Charlie Gard and Isaiah Haastrup respectively in 2017). Both discuss the issues arising from high profile cases where the state determines life and death.

- Births, deaths and lawyers: MMQC discusses legal issues arising in the UK as the law adapts to deal with modern ethical challenges

- Helping multinationals and HNW individuals that find themselves in deep water: Ben Rose (founding partner at Hickman Rose) discusses strategies to assist clients deal with events affecting companies and individuals including unexplained wealth orders, suspicious activity reports, allegations of failure to prevent tax fraud and questions about capacity.

- Taming the beast - modern reporting and social media: All three panellists address the issues presented by the drive for transparency in English Courts and the immediacy of reporting on social media

  • Michael Mylonas QC - Barrister, Serjeants Inn
  • Ben Rose - Founding Partner, Hickman & Rose
  • Peter Boyce - Head of Legal, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHSFT and King’s College Hospital NHSFT
15:00 - 15:45 45 mins
Estate Planning and Succession: To what extent can you have freedom of disposition?

Does freedom of disposition exist in England and Wales and other common law jurisdictions?

Is forced heirship really that bad a concept?

Does estate planning mean the use of trusts and other mechanisms during the lifetime of the deceased to guarantee freedom of disposition?

  • Moderator Mark Lindley - Partner, Boodle Hatfield
  • Diana Hamade - Founder, Diana Hamade Attorneys at Law
  • Aurélie Conrad Hari - Partner, Bär & Karrer
  • Jennifer Haywood - Barrister, Serle Court
15:45 - 16:00 15 mins
Coffee break
16:00 - 17:00 60 mins
Valentine’s Day Blind Date: Get to know my jurisdiction

 What are the practical considerations, pitfalls and protections of your jurisdiction?

  • Trustee Anthony Pitcher - Director, LGL Trustees
  • Louise Woolrich - Senior Associate, Carey Olsen
  • Carlos de Serpa Pimentel - Partner, Appleby
  • Sandrine Giroud - Partner, LALIVE (Switzerland)
17:00 - 17:10 10 mins
Chairs' Closing Remarks
  • James Price - Partner and Head of Trust and Probate Litigation department, Stewarts
  • Rachael Reynolds - Global Head of Dispute Resolution, Ogier
17:10 - 18:05 55 mins
Close of Conference and Time to Change before Dinner/Drinks

Pick up from the hotel

18:05 - 19:35 90 mins
Drinks Reception

In the conference room foyer

Casual attire

19:35 - 22:35 180 mins
Greek Night - Dinner, Drinks, Plate Smashing and Greek Dancing

Coaches will arrive at 7.40 to take guests to the Restaurant for dinner. Coaches will bring delegates back to the hotel at approx 11.30pm.