Julia Schaefer

Associate

Julia Schaefer

Associate

Julia is a litigator specialising in trust and insolvency matters. She also has extensive experience in cross-border contractual disputes, including fraud and high value art litigation. Julia has an interest in European matters, having studied in France and Germany and worked in the European Parliament.

Expertise

Dispute Resolution

Contact

  • Acting for the corporate trustee of a discretionary trust defending a £180 million claim made against trust assets by the joint liquidators of the trust’s underlying companies. Also acting in a separate action in damages for gross negligence against the former corporate trustee.
  • Acting for a corporate trustee seeking Public Trustee v Cooper “type two” guidance from the Court to distribute several millions of Pounds of trust assets.
  • Acting for the Joint Liquidators in claims of gross negligence against the former corporate directors of several Guernsey companies.
  • Successfully acting for the discretionary beneficiary of a Guernsey trust to remove the Protector and replace the Mauritian-based Trustees.
  • Acting for the corporate trustee and the overseas settlor of a Guernsey-based trust to seek the rectification of trust instruments drawn up by foreign lawyers, which nominated an incorrect beneficiary.

Julia qualified as a Solicitor in England in 2010. She trained with Withers LLP before working at a US law firm in London. She joined the Dispute Resolution team at Babbé LLP in 2013.

INSOL
Guernsey International Lawyers Association

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