Guernsey and Jersey will once again be the venues for two of the most significant trust and private client conferences on the international business calendar.

The International Trust and Private Client events, which are jointly presented by Mourant Ozannes and IBC Global Conferences, involve many of the leading international experts in the private client field and serve to inform trustees and private client practitioners on the latest developments affecting their work.

The theme of this year's events is "Trustees' duties, pitfalls and escape routes" and they will discuss the implications of recent cases such as Prest and the ambit of Public Trustee v Cooper as well as debating issues such as the lengths to which Jersey has gone in protecting trustees, the brave new world for Jersey charities and community property in Guernsey.

In Guernsey the keynote address will be given by Lieutenant Bailiff of the Royal Court of Guernsey, Hazel Marshall QC, and in Jersey Chief Minister Ian Gorst will address delegates. Speakers have been drawn from leading law firms and trust companies in the Channel Islands, the UK, Europe, the Caribbean and the US, including Mourant Ozannes, Farrer & Co, Withers and Sullivan & Cromwell. Butterfield, Serle Court and Nerine Trust are sponsoring the events.

Douglas Close, head of Mourant Ozannes' International Trusts & Private Client practice, said: "These ITPC Forums offer unrivalled thought leadership in the private client sphere in Jersey and Guernsey. Mourant Ozannes is delighted to be co-presenting them for the third consecutive year, having designed the programmes in conjunction with IBC. We will once again be welcoming some of the most august private client lawyers in the world as speakers and we look forward to two stimulating and entertaining days."

The ITPC Forums will take place at the Old Government House Hotel in Guernsey on 29 April and at L'Horizon Hotel in Jersey on 1 May.