Client identification – Trust

At Le Gallais & Luce we are legally required to obtain identification and verification documents when establishing a client relationship.  Please kindly note that until we have received all necessary supporting information and documentation from you, we will not be able to progress with your work/transaction or accept funds into our client account.

1. Trust documents

Please provide a certified copy of:

  1. the trust instrument, any amendments and supplemental instruments or;
  2. other documents evidencing:

2. Parties to the Trust

Please provide:

  1. CDD* – verification documents for:

*see our guidance regarding our CDD requirements for individuals and companies. For other entities please contact us.

3. Suitable certifiers

Please note that certified copies must be signed by a suitable certifier. Acceptable persons to certify documents may include any of the following, who must state their full name and capacity in which they are signing (self-certification or certification by a family member or close relation is not acceptable):

  1. a member of the judiciary, a senior civil servant, or a serving police or customs officer;
  2. an officer of an embassy, consulate or high commission of the country of issue of documentary evidence of identity;
  3. an accountant, doctor, practicing lawyer or notary public who is a member of a recognised professional body; and
  4. a director, officer or manager of a regulated financial services business which is operating in a well-regulated jurisdiction.


Please also note that for certification to be effective, a person will need to personally present an original document to an acceptable suitable certifier and that certifier will need to be subject to professional rules (or equivalent) providing for the integrity of the certifier’s conduct.

4. Suitable wording of the certification

Please note that the person carrying out the certification must state:

Please note where the certification is to confirm the identity of a person it must also confirm:


Certifiers need to provide their details, sign (“wet signature”) and date the certification documents.




Le Gallais & Luce is a Member Firm of The Law Society of Jersey and is registered with the Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner in their capacity as the Data Protection Authority.  The Firm obtains client personal information in the course of the Client Due Diligence process and satisfactory completion of our take-on procedures.  The personal information held is restricted to that required for Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Terrorist Financing purposes.

More information can be found on our website under Privacy Policy and Data Protection FAQs.