Lynsey McIntyre focuses her practice on litigation, including contentious trusts and estates, commercial and property disputes. She has experience dealing with cross-border disputes in relation to offshore trusts.
Pursuing a professional negligence claim against an offshore trustees’ former lawyers that drafted defective deeds resulting in failed retirements of the trustees and UK tax liabilities – the dispute was ultimately resolved by way of expert determination; also dealing with ancillary disputes arising out of the failed retirements and appointments
Successfully applying to set aside various court orders to permit a Guernsey trustee to defend English High Court proceedings concerning shares worth £30m, where three law firms had purported to represent the trustee in the proceedings for 3 years without the trustee’s knowledge or authority
Advising an offshore trustee on its obligations to disclose trust documents in Caribbean court proceedings involving several beneficiaries of the trust.
Acting for offshore trustees in applications for directions and Beddoes relief
Advising beneficiaries concerning challenges to lifetime transactions made by the deceased on the basis of incapacity and potential claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, which were resolved through mediation
Successfully intervening in English Court proceedings to protect our client’s confidential and commercially sensitive documents from being disclosed in public proceedings
Advising offshore trustees on potential steps to remedy distributions made in error
Advising US trustees on the enforcement of US court judgments against an individual resident in England and Wales
Acting for Guernsey trustees successfully contesting the jurisdiction of the English courts regarding claims arising out of the collapse of Kaupthing bank, concerning Isle of Man shares holding UK property worth approximately £20 million
Advising a Russian individual on his fiduciary obligations on the sale of shares under a trust (the value of the claim was approximately US$60 million)
Advising a Guernsey trustee concerning its liability for claims by third-party professional advisers in England
Acting for a commercial landlord successfully defending a proprietary estoppel/constructive trust claim (worth approximately £3 million), which reached the English Court of Appeal
Acting for an individual financial adviser defendant in a group litigation action in the pensions sector
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