New Square Chambers' Inaugural Lewin Conference (sold out)

Thursday 04 October 2018


Lynton Tucker
Nicholas Le Poidevin QC
Sir Michael Birt QC


The Law Society
113 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1PL


14:00 Start
17:30 Drinks
19:30 Close


New Square Chambers is home to Lewin on Trusts, which is recognised as the definitive work on the law and practice of trusts and is frequently cited in court.


Chambers is delighted to announce the launch of The Inaugural Lewin Conference, to be held on Thursday 4th October 2018 at The Law Society, Chancery Lane, and to be presented by Lynton Tucker and Nicholas Le Poidevin QC, the senior editors of Lewin on Trusts


Chambers is pleased to announce that Sir Michael Birt QC will be a guest speaker.


The conference will last a half day, from 2.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m., consisting of short talks and, after a break for refreshments, a case-study. A drinks reception will follow.


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Booking information

Cost per delegate: £125 +VAT

Group discount: £115 +VAT (per delegate, for groups of three or more booking together)  



Sir Michael Birt, Q.C., former Bailiff of Jersey

  • How do you reconstitute a trust fund for breach of trust if one or more of the beneficiaries are barred from complaining? The forthcoming appellate decision in Crociani may help with the answer.
  • When the trust fund cannot meet all the demands on it, who has priority? Re Z Trusts is under appeal.
  • Not a sham but not a trust: how will Pugachev be viewed offshore?

Lynton Tucker
  • What is left of trustees’ confidentiality?
  • Voluntary and involuntary disclosure to trustees
  • Dawson-Damer after the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018: can we forget it?


Nicholas Le Poidevin, Q.C.

  • Changes of proper law, changes of trustee: what are the problems?
  • Meritus v Butterfield: how exposed are trustees when leaving office?
  • Remedies and rights after a change of proper law


Case-study and panel discussion

  • The case-study will focus on a beneficiary entitled under the law of country A (the new proper law) but not the law of country B (the old proper law) when the trustees make a distribution to the beneficiary.
  • What challenges can be raised against the distribution or the change of proper law? What disclosure can be obtained?
  • If successful, what is the remedy when other beneficiaries approved the distribution?


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