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CLIENT: Paul Sinel – BKS Family Office
TESTIMONIAL: I have worked with DG for a number of years, in particular Craig Swart whom I have found  to be knowledgeable, helpful and pragmatic in dealing with sometimes complex Trust matters. Recently we have worked together on advising the Trustees of a UHNWI's Trust on the purchase and safekeeping of valuable chattels – the advice and documentation was delivered in a timely manner and well received by the client and their advisers.

CLIENT: Caroline Garnham – Garnham Family Office
COMPANY/FIRM: Garnham Family Office Services
TESTIMONIAL: I have worked with Dickinson Gleeson, for over nine years. Their standards and expertise match any of the big players, but their service and attention to detail is that of a quality boutique.

CLIENT: Anonymous – London
COMPANY/FIRM: Anonymous – London
TESTIMONIAL: We have been delighted with the work of James Gleeson and his team in relation to a potentially significant dispute. He dealt superbly with the individuals in our business, putting them at ease and gaining their trust – so enabling him quickly to gather relevant information, and to give us succinct legal advice with canny tactical recommendations, all of which helped to constrain the matter in a very cost effective way.

CLIENT: Simon Adamyk – New Square Chambers
COMPANY/FIRM: New Square Chambers
TESTIMONIAL: The lawyers at Dickinson Gleeson work extremely hard for their clients and they bring sound commercial judgment and detailed legal knowledge to their cases. They take complex litigation in their stride. They are able to pick up detailed  matters at speed and assemble a clear and persuasive case. Dickinson Gleeson holds its own against any of the firms in Jersey and they are highly professional and a pleasure to work with.

Legal Developments in Jersey

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • Modernisation of Jersey’s pensions law

    Modernisation of Jersey’s pensions law
  • Jersey Opens the door to QROP’s

    Jersey opens the door to QROPs
  • Jersey Legislation Overview

    Jersey Legislation Overview
  • Civil Liability for Breaches of the Codes

    Civil Liability for Breaches of the Codes
  • AML Update: Review of 2014 amendments to the substantive offences

    AML Update: Review of 2014 amendments to the substantive offences under the Proceeds of Crime (Jersey) Law 1999 
  • The New Charities Law - a bright new dawn

    As of Friday 21 November 2014, the new Charities (Jersey) Law 2014 (the " Law ") (or at least certain parts of it) came into effect.  This represents a quantum leap forward for Jersey in the charity field.  The Law has introduced a new test for what is charitable (the " Charity Test "), has introduced the post of a Charity Commissioner and a Charity Tribunal, and in time will introduce standards that those who run charities in the Island will have to abide by.  It is hoped that the Law will enable the Island to flourish as a centre for the administration of charitable and philanthropic structures.
  • New Managed Account Regime for Jersey Hedge Fund Managers

    An exemption which will enable Jersey-regulated fund managers to be appointed in relation to managed accounts has now been introduced.  This will enable hedge fund managers that are already regulated under the Financial Services (Jersey) Law (FS Law) in Jersey to carry out fund services business (FSB) to also service qualifying segregated managed accounts (QSMAs) without the need to seek additional regulation for the conduct of investment business under the FS Law.
  • The Security Interests (Jersey) Law 2012: Changes to Jersey's security regime

    On 2 January 2014, the Security Interests (Jersey) Law 2012 came into force in respect of Jersey law security over intangible movable property (e.g. shares/securities, bank accounts and custody assets).  The new law replaces the Security Interests (Jersey) Law 1983 (which was in force for the last three decades) and introduces a number of important changes which modernise Jersey's security regime.
  • Exclusive and Inherent Jurisdictions: to boldly go where no Court has gone before?

    On 26 November 2014, the Privy Council delivered judgment in the long-running case of Crociani & Others v. Crociani & Others [2014] UKPC 40 .  The case is of interest to trustees because it provides conclusive and binding guidance on the treatment of exclusive jurisdiction clauses in trust deeds.  However, it also raises questions as to the fundamental nature of the inherent supervisory jurisdiction of the Royal Court in connection with trust matters, and whether it is in fact broader than previously thought.
  • Accessing EU Institutional investor capital

    Luxembourg is one of the largest global investment fund domiciles, benefiting from the following factors: