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ChBA Guernsey Conference local

Registration for local practitioners
When 4 November 2022
from 10:00 AM to 04:30 PM
CPD accreditation
4.00 hours
Where St Pierre Park Hotel
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This conference is free for Channel Island practitioners but booking is essential - booking button at bottom of page.


To download a PDF of the programme - please click here.



Registration & Coffee


Welcome from Conference Chair: Michael Gibbon KC



Panel Session:




Leigh Sagar, New Square Chambers; Peter Dodge, Radcliffe Chambers & Nik Yeo, Fountain Court Chambers

Cryptoassets as
investments. What if it all goes wrong?


  •  A novel and disruptive innovation – is there a need for legislative clarity?
  • Contract law: can computers make mistakes?
  • What can we learn from the developing case law?


Harriet Brown, Old Square Tax Chambers

International On Request Exchange of Tax Information for Trusts and Trust Companies

  • Requests under TIEAs: how to address a request under TIEAs
  • Litigating TIEA requests: protections for taxpayers in Guernsey and further afield
  • Potential ramifications of providing information under TIEA requests: breach of client confidentiality; breach of fiduciary duties; UK offshore penalty regimes; other relevant penalty regimes

11.45am– 2.10pm

Alexander Learmonth KC, New Square Chambers

Intestacy - how bad can it be?

  • Comparing intestacy provisions in E&W and Channel Island jurisdictions
  • why domicile is important
  • And some lesser known details


James Potts KC. Erskine Chambers

Sequana - What does the Supreme Court decision mean for directors?

  • What is the “creditor duty”?
  • When is it engaged?
  • What does it require?


Networking Lunch






Mark Hubbard, Dr Sarah Egan & Hermione Williams, New Square Chambers

Better the devil you know? Should Guernsey follow Jersey or Bermuda on Protector consent powers?

  • Is a protector a snoozing cat, a Watchdog or a Tiger(sans teeth)?
  • The argument for the narrow view (Bermuda)
  • The argument for the wide view (Jersey)
  • Practical implications for protectors, trustees & beneficiaries


Zachary Kell, Five Paper

"Come Together": Major Developments in the Tort of Conspiracy

  • Will Guernsey be affected be recent developments in E&W?
  • What are the new major developments in the English courts that may change Guernsey principles?


Peter de Verneuil Smith KC, 3VB

Freezing Injunctions

  • Recent authorities covering fortification (Spence)
  • Meaning of an asset
  • Injunctions in support of foreign proceedings (Broad Idea)

3.30pm – 4pm

Afternoon Tea




Charles Banner KC, Keating Chambers

Guernsey sanctions on Russia - key issues

  • Outline of the main aspects of the sanctions on Russia
  • Key themes from the case-law on sanctions
  • Practical considerations


Conclusion: Andrew Twigger KC, Chair of the Chancery Bar Association