Selected Cases

Alhamrani v Alhamrani (Royal Court of Jersey – Channel Islands)

This is a long-running set of claims for breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duties. The litigation began in 2003 and was the largest ever and probably the most complex international trust litigation to be heard in Jersey. The litigation involved innumerable interlocutory hearings over a number of years The trial began in November 2008 and settled in July 2009 after 101 court days. There were two trusts, of which the beneficiaries were a Saudi Arabian family, and the principal complaint was that the trustees paid too much attention to the wishes of one member of the family, investing money in a business which has now failed. The case has given rise to various reported decisions.

 

Chemtrade Ltd v Fuchs Oil Middle East Ltd - Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal

Proper remedy where unfair prejudice has been found (appeal to the Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and a subsequent appeal to the Privy Council).

 

Alhamrani v Alhamrani (Eastern Caribbean Court - BVI)

A long running litigation, which included a 29 day trial in the BVI, an appeal to the Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and a subsequent appeal to the Privy Council.