Edward
Sawyer

Consultant Barrister


Direct: +44 (0)207 306 0102

Profile

Edward was called to English Bar in 2001 and is a tenant at Wilberforce Chambers in London. Edward’s practice encompasses litigation and advisory work across the broad range of commercial chancery cases, often with an international or offshore element.  He has particular experience in the fields of trust disputes, probate and succession, pensions and civil fraud. In his trust practice, Edward has been instructed on behalf of trustees, beneficiaries and professional advisers acting for the trust.

Edwards’ case work has included:

  • Involvement in the long-running Re Jahre litigation in the Cayman Islands concerning the beneficial ownership of a substantial trust fund.
  • Acting for trustees accused of breach of trust, for allegedly failing to obtain security in respect of debts owed to the trust.
  • Advising the executors of a multi-million pound estate as to the application of the marshalling principle in the administration of assets and the appointment of replacement executors.
  • Being involved in the drafting of the Charter for a Foundation under the Bahamian Foundations Act 2004, in relation to a multi-billion dollar fund.
  • Advising the trustees of a Gibraltar trust about potential claims against a former trustee.
  • Advising the trustees of a discretionary trust about the scope of their powers to appoint new trusts.
  • Advising pension trustees on their powers.

Practice Areas

  • Trusts
  • Tax
  • Probate
  • Estates