Welcome to the Trust & Estates Litigation Forum 2015:
Working with human nature: The trouble with people
In the depths of the Provence countryside lay the luxurious Terre Blanche Hotel which united over 120 leading individuals for the ninth annual Trust & Estates Litigation Forum. For nine solid year's this Forum has been uniting the best of the best in the field of trust and estate litigation. The Forum was chaired by Shan-Warnock-Smith QC and Anthony Poulton who powerfully led our attendees, providing great insights along the way.
The jam-packed programme filled the Forum with theories, best practices and a sprinkling of comedy. This year our speakers hosted two mock applications which aimed to highlight typical human behaviours and the conference theme ‘The trouble with people' played throughout the programme. The first application saw an application for disclosure, with the second for a breach of trust in the midst of a messy family fallout. The room buzzed with opinions, agreements, disagreements and considerations, emphasising how hard the human mind can be to reason with, especially in the depths of a dispute. Focusing on human behaviour and common ‘people problems' gave our programme a great focus, especially when Dr Nori Graham (Vice President and former Chairman of the National Alzheimer's Society of England) talked about dementia and other issues surrounding mental capacity in the field of trust litigation.
Delegates enjoyed networking opportunities from vintage car rally driving, to champagne tasting keeping in line with a very French theme. French singers and music complimented a beautiful black tie dinner. The Forum provides an extremely special experience for our attendees, many who return year on year. They feel like it is a home away from home, many of which are welcomed to the same bedroom each year, with the hotel being so attentive to detail.
Next year will mark ten incredible years of the Forum with plans already in motion to make it the most memorable yet. Please keep checking our website for updated information.
Senior conference manager, Legal Week