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Rupert Morris

Partner  |  Walkers
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Guernsey
England and Wales

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Using the statutory Saunders v Vautier provisions in Guernsey to collapse an investment trust structure in circumstances where a power to add beneficiaries existed. Not only did the case provide welcome clarification of statute but it also posed questions on the wider interpretation of the common law 'rule' of relevance to other common law jurisdictions.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Be responsive. Your technical ability will be quickly forgotten if you cannot deliver on the client's objectives promptly and efficiently.

What is your favourite quote?

"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." (The Princess Bride)