Practice Areas

Estates and Trusts

The Firm has a long history of association with major trust companies in Trinidad and Tobago and has assisted in applying for grants of representation in large complicated estates involving family and charity trusts.

Practitioners in this area also advise professional trustees on duties, responsibilities and matters of general administration. The Firm has also been involved in complex litigation involving the interpretation of wills and trusts that have led to ground breaking decisions affecting local law and jurisprudence in these areas.

Advice and assistance is regularly provided on probate matters, estate planning and administration, including on matters related to the operation of professional trusteeships, the establishment of personal trusts, the preparation of wills, applications for grants of representation, applications for the re-sealing of overseas grants of representation and the administration of estates.

The Firm’s clients include trust companies, banks and other financial institutions, private trusts and individuals (including in particular, high-net worth individuals). The Firm has also over the course of many years, been the major advisor to the Trust department arm of one of the largest banks in the Caribbean.

Suella Saunders, Partner