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Meet the Editorial Boards of the Trust Quarterly Review (TQR)

Robin MacKnight TEP

Robin is a Partner at Wilson Vukelich LLP in Ontario, Canada. His practice includes tax, business and estate planning and implementation, dispute resolution with federal and provincial revenue authorities and public policy submissions to all levels of government. Robin also teaches in the graduate program at Osgoode Hall Law School, was one of the original faculty of the University of Waterloo Master of Tax program where he was the thesis supervisor and taught an emerging issues course for ten years, and has taught at Queen's University Law School, the Harvard Law School International Tax Program, the University of Calgary law school and the bar admission courses in Ontario and Alberta. Robin has served on several advisory committees to the CRA and industry associations.He was a director of STEP Canada for over ten years and is now a member of STEP's Worldwide Council and its Public Policy Committee.

Ed Powles TEP

Ed is an Associate at Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP. He advises financial institutions and individuals on a range of commercial and private client matters. He focuses in particular on family, charitable and commercial trusts, and onshore and offshore personal taxation.

He obtained his MA and LLM from Cambridge University before joining Allen & Overy LLP as a trainee in 2002.

Carolyn Sparke QC TEP

Carolyn took Silk in 2012 after signing the Bar Roll in 1991. She read with Noel Magee QC, after Articles and solicitor experience at Minter Ellison. Carolyn specialises in equity/wills and probate law. Her practice is in general commercial work, including superannuation disputes, property law, corporations.

Appearance work is focused in the Supreme and County Court. Carolyn appeared in a number of cases involving testators, family maintenance claims (for executors and for children and various other claimants) and testamentary capacity and other estate and trust-related matters.

Keith Wallace

Previously head of the pensions department, Keith is now a consultant at Reed Smith. He joined Richards Butler as a partner in 1984 and has specialised in trusts and pensions since 1968. He also has extensive experience of custodianship, stocklending, collective funds, derivatives and legal issues affecting public trusts of all kinds. He has held various Financial Services Authority approved roles.

Keith has served on the Takeover Panel and was the first lawyer to be elected to the NAPF Investment Committee. He continues to assist the NAPF on financial services issues. He founded and for 16 years chaired a successful asset management company.

He was a founding Committee Member of the Association of Pension Lawyers and for 16 years edited British Pension Lawyer, the legal journal he started. He is a Member of the Council of TACT, The Association of Corporate Trustees.

Shelley White TEP

Shelley White joined Walkers' Cayman Islands office in 2010 and is a Partner in the Insolvency and Corporate Recovery Group and Trust Disputes Group. She specialises in trusts litigation, insolvency litigation and also works on general commercial litigation. Having practised at the Chancery Commercial Bar in London from 2003 until 2010, Shelley is a specialist advocate and regularly represents clients in court.

Shelley is an honourary international member of the Chancery Bar Association, a member of STEP and a member of IWIRC. She has been a member of the ABI and was a member of the Chancery Bar Association in London from 2003 until 2010. Shelley was an elected member of the Bar Council from 2007 until 2010.

Philippe De Salis TEP

Philippe is a Partner and Head of Fiduciary at Stonehage Fleming in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He joined the Stonehage Fleming in 2007 after working for several years as an attorney-at-law in Berne and Geneva, specialising in corporate and commercial law. Philippe graduated from the University of Zurich in 1996 with a degree in law. He qualified as an attorney-at-law and was admitted to the Bar of the Canton of Berne in 1999. Philippe also obtained a post-graduate diploma in law from the University of Geneva in 2004. As well as being a member of the editorial board of STEP’s Trust Quarterly Review, he is also Chairman of the Swiss Association of Trust Companies (SATC).