Martine joined BridsonHalsall in October 2019 and is recommended in the Legal 500 UK 2021 Directory.
Martine practices in the areas of trusts and estates, wealth planning, and corporate and company commercial law.
Martine specialises in assisting in complex trusts and estates and the particular difficulties which can be experienced by both trustees and beneficiaries. Martine has been involved for both trustees and beneficiaries in beneficiary disputes, document requests for trusts, trustee involvement in divorce cases, breach of trust and validity of trust issues. She particularly specialises in advising trustees in respect of trusts “in crisis” and has been praised for her practical advice and timely assistance to protect their interests. Martine regularly advises on the construction of trust documentation, proposed trustee actions, cross-jurisdictional issues and undertakes drafting work for trust clients.
With over twenty years’ experience of assisting clients in wealth and estate planning Martine brings together her knowledge of trust and estate law with her company law knowledge and wills experience to assist clients to consider their wealth and estate planning and in particular, the legal and practical aspects of will and trust arrangements and trust and corporate structures, explaining often complex concepts in a simple and easily understandable manner. Martine’s knowledge and experience of advising within the financial services regulatory framework in the Isle of Man adds a valuable dimension to her advice to private clients and to those in the corporate and trust service industry.
Martine is also experienced in all matters of Isle of Man company law and regularly advises local companies, corporate service providers, directors and liquidators on Isle of Man company law, director responsibilities, share rights and reorganisations, company structuring and Isle of Man insolvency law.
Martine also advises on Isle of Man charity law and regularly advises local charities on registration and compliance obligations.
Martine has published several articles on Isle of Man trusts and is the co-author of the Isle of Man chapter of “International Trust Laws” (Jordan).
Professional Qualifications: Solicitor in England and Wales (Admitted 1999); Registered Legal Practitioner (Isle of Man).
Education: University of Oxford M.A.; College of Law, Chester.
Memberships: Law Society of England and Wales (1999); STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (2005)); Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists.