- Dispute Resolutions
- Financial Services
- Data Protection
Simon’s expertise includes litigation, contentious and non-contentious trusts, contentious probate, professional negligence and insolvency. He has significant experience in a wide range of matters, both in court and out, including banking, trust and funds disputes, anti-money laundering issues, regulatory investigations, asset recovery, insolvency, trustee applications, professional negligence and partnership and shareholder disputes.
He is a regular speaker at seminars on trust-related matters, and offers in-house training to trust businesses on trust and dispute resolution matters, particularly in good practice for avoiding breach of trust claims. In addition to having a number of published articles, he was asked by the Oxford University Press to pre-review a text on protectors on the basis of his knowledge of the area.
Simon has recently been involved in important cases before the Royal Court including a number of applications for the removal of a Protector; the first consideration by a Jersey Court of the meaning of the word ‘issue’ for succession purposes; an application to interpret and re-structure a longstanding Trust arrangement, and advice and assistance to trustees and relatives who are drawn into connected matrimonial proceedings.
He is often appointed by the Court to act as Guardian for the purpose of protecting the interests of minor and unborn beneficiaries.
Simon is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists; STEP; the Jersey Law Society; and the English Law Society. He qualified as an English solicitor in 1989 and as an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey in 2004. Simon is also a Certified EU GDPR Practitioner.
LEGAL 500 QUOTES:
‘Unflappable’ Simon Franckel is ‘a fantastic litigator capable of handling the most complex cases’.
‘A solid, plain speaking lawyer who knows his stuff.’