On Thursday 16 May, Senior Associate Emma Holland spoke at the Radcliffe Chambers’ Private Client Conference at the Royal Academy of Engineering.

The conference examined trends in the private wealth sector through panel discussions and specialist breakout sessions.

The conference opened with a discussion on the future of anonymity in private client cases and was then followed by a series of specialist breakout sessions.

Emma spoke in the break out session on ‘Correcting trustee mistakes’ along with Josh Lewison and Wendy Mathers of Radcliffe Chambers and Henrietta Mason of Penningtons Manches.  The panel explored where the law is in respect of undoing mistakes where there has been inadequate deliberation (including consideration of the case of Pitt v Holt). Other topics included excessive execution and rectification, tips for trustees faced with allegations of breach of trust and how insurers are likely to react to such claims. The panel also discussed whether estoppel and maxims can correct a mistake.

The conference closed with some questions aimed at revealing what judges wanted to hear in private client litigation and there was some lively discussion about the futility of unjustifiably aggressive inter partes correspondence.

The conference website can be found here.



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