SIG Spotlight Week Webinar: Trusts, wills and human rights - 30 November 2020
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One of the 21 one-hour webinar sessions you can register for across SIG Spotlight Week 2020. Book as many sessions as you like with increasing discounts according to the number of sessions you wish to book. SIG members, STEP members and non-members all welcome!
- 06:00 São Paulo
- 09:00 GMT/UTC - London
- 10.00 Paris, Berlin
- 13:00 Abu Dhabi
- 14:30 New Delhi
- 17:00 Beijing, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Perth, Singapore
- 20:00 Sydney
- 22:00 Auckland
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The dual impact of the European Convention on Human Rights (and European jurisprudence on Convention rights) and multi-jurisdictional families can result in serious difficulties for executors and trustees in identifying their beneficiaries.
Speakers will cover:
- the impact of ECHR/Human Rights Act 1998 on trusts and wills following the English decisions of Re Erskine and Re Hand's Will Trust;
- private international law concerning personal status; and
- discuss the impact of the same when construing wills and settlements, particularly in relation to the meaning of "children", "issue" and "descendants".
- MODERATOR: Mark Lindley TEP, Partner, Boodle Hatfield LLP – United Kingdom
- Josh Lewison TEP, Barrister, Radcliffe Chambers – United Kingdom
- Laura Perkins, of Counsel, Collas Crill – Jersey
A live webinar accessible by web (both for audio and visuals) from your computer, tablet or smartphone. In a designated session towards the end, attendees will have the opportunity to ask live questions of the speakers.
To join the webinar at the designated time, prior registration is required.
Following registration, registrants will receive an email containing instructions for joining the webinar.