Mistake in Jersey Trust Law – sometimes ignorance is bliss

Professional Development


This seminar forms part of the 2020 Trust & Corporate Service Providers CPD Seminar Series – a series of 10 CPD seminars, which take place once a month.

2020 Trust & Corporate Service Providers CPD Seminar Series

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Online Classroom

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Suitable For

Trust & Corporate Service Provider professionals

1 CPD hours
1 hour

Learning Outcomes

  • Jersey trust law provisions regarding "mistakes" – what are they and what can the Court do to help trustees and settlors?
  • What are the tests applied by the Court when considering mistake applications and what are the limitations?
  • An overview of examples of cases where mistake applications have been successfully made to the Jersey Court and key points arising.


  • Certificates of attendance are provided*
  • Refreshments are provided
  • 1 hours of CPD

*Please note that all delegates must sign-in upon arrival in order to receive a CPD Certificate


Nigel Sanders, Partner at Walkers

Nigel Sanders leads Walkers Channel Islands Insolvency & Dispute Resolution team, and has more than 27 years' experience as a litigator, 16 of which have been spent offshore. Nigel specialises in complex trusts disputes and in advising trust and corporate services providers on applications to court, and their regulatory obligations. He is admitted in BVI, Cayman and Jersey and advises clients within the financial services sector in relation to trusts litigation, commercial and regulatory disputes, and has acted in a number of significant reported trusts cases that have gone before the Jersey courts. Nigel has also co-authored the Jersey chapter in International Trust Disputes (OUP 2012) and is the sole author of the revised edition (due to be published in 2019).