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Privy Council Agency

Harcus Sinclair LLP is authorised to act as a Privy Council agent on behalf of law firms from offshore Commonwealth jurisdictions for which the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council is the final court of appeal. In recent years the firm has handled appeals from most of the major offshore jurisdictions, in keeping with its extensive contentious and non-contentious offshore trusts practice.

The firm aims to provide an efficient and economical service to offshore law firms. Henry Hickman, who runs this part of the practice, has acted in numerous appeals and applications for permission to appeal to the Privy Council.

We are happy to act as Privy Council agents in both civil and criminal cases both for appellants and respondents.  Amongst the recent high profile appeals in which the firm has acted are:

-Crociani & others v Crociani & others [2014] UKPC 40 (Jersey)
-In the matter of an Application for Information about a Trust (Bermuda)
-Mutual Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd v Diane Hendricks [2013] UKPC 13 (Bermuda)
-Spread Trustee Co Ltd v Sarah Ann Acatos Hutcheson & others [2011] UKPC 13; [2012] 1 All ER 251 (Guernsey)
-TMSF v Merrill Lynch Bank & Trust Co (Cayman) Ltd & others [2011] UKPC 17; [2011] 4 All ER 704 (Cayman)

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