STEP LECTURE SERIES 2017 / 18

Lunchtime Lecture 4

Jim Wood, Detective Sergeant of The Guernsey Border Agency will provide an update and development on recent Legislation.

About the speaker:  Detective Sergeant 156 Jim Wood

Jim Wood has been a Police Officer since joining the Guernsey Police in 1993. During which time he has served in many areas within the Force. Including uniform operational duties, Community Policing, CID and FIS. Throughout this time Jim also served on the Police firearms team as an operational commander and he is also a nationally trained Hostage and Critical Incident Negotiator.

Jim initially joined FIS in 2004 as a Detective Constable, during which time he qualified as an accredited Financial Investigator, obtaining a Financial Crime Diploma. Alongside this Jim has had opportunity to train and work with the Counter-Terrorist Operations in Scotland Yard having completed the National Terrorist Financing Investigators course.

Following promotion in to Sergeant in 2009 Jim returned to operational duties as Duty Sergeant and Custody Sergeant. Responsible for managing an operational shift and operational deployments. Jim returned to FIS in 2014 as a Detective Sergeant and now responsible for authorising suspicious activity reports and dealing with any consent issues arising. Having resumed duties in this role Jim feels that it is highly beneficial to engage as directly as possible with the ‘Finance Industry’ and appreciate the opportunity to present to our Members. He welcomes any questions and will attempt to give as fuller answer as possible.

Please arrive by 11.45am for registration, Lecture will start 12.00pm

Note to Sponsors and STEP Committee Members – please email stepguernsey@step.org for a free ticket.

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Evening Lecture 4

Presentation summary:
Putins Banker & shams – keeping it real

Roberta Harvey, Partner in the Contentious Trusts team at Charles Russell Speechlys;
Richard Dew TEP, barrister at 10 Old Square (committee member of the STEP Contentious Trusts and Estates SIG);
Alasdair Davidson TEP, Partner and head of the litigation and trust teams at Bedell Cristin, Guernsey

About the speakers:

Roberta has particular experience conducting trust based disputes in numerous off shore and domestic jurisdictions. She advises trustees, protectors, and beneficiaries. Examples of work undertaken by Roberta include worldwide freezing injunctions, disclosure, asset tracing and recovery, validity issues, breach of trust, and Hasting Bass applications.

Roberta also has significant experience in advising personal representatives, beneficiaries and charities in will and estate disputes. Roberta uses her experience in litigation to advise trustees and settlors on risk management when establishing trusts. She also assists the family team with the preparation of pre and post nuptial agreements.

Roberta is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Richard Dew’s practice is focussed on wills, estates and trusts and related professional negligence. His practice is predominantly litigation, and he is frequently involved in large and complex claims. He also advises and represents in Court of Protection matters and provides expert advice in respect of tax and tax planning (principally capital taxation).

Richard Dew is a member of the Chancery Bar Association, STEP and ACTAPS and won the ACTAPS Contentious Barrister of the Year award for 2016.

Alasdair is a partner and the head of the litigation and private wealth and fiduciary teams in Guernsey. He has been in practice for nearly 25 years and, before qualifying in Guernsey, not only practised as a barrister in England but also spent several years working in the Caribbean. He is instructed by law firms and institutional clients based worldwide and has acted for most of Guernsey’s leading fiduciaries, fund providers and banks.

Alasdair has a genuine depth of experience having handled a great variety of contentious and non-contentious matters covering most corporate, insolvency and fiduciary fields including appearing before a wide variety of courts and tribunals worldwide.

He has particular expertise and established track record in conducting complex high value cross-border work.

Alasdair is also a Guernsey Notary Public.

Please arrive by 5.15pm for registration, Lecture will start 5.30pm

Note to Sponsors and STEP Committee Members – please email stepguernsey@step.org for a free ticket.

Book your place HERE

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We extend our thanks to Sponsor’s Mourant Ozannes for Sponsoring the 2017 / 18 Lecture Series.

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