MBL Seminars: Cryptoassets as Property? – Challenges & Case Law Explored

May 28, 2024, 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Disputes relating to cryptoassets have been increasing in recent years, along with the rise of the cryptoasset market.

There has also been a corresponding rise in the inclusion of cryptoassets and associated rights and interests in wills and trusts forcing private client solicitors to have to come to terms with how to deal with this new and often confusing asset class.

Whilst there is now an emerging consensus that cryptoassets are property, there is still considerable uncertainty and debate over what sort of property cryptoassets are and how particular cryptoassets are dealt with.

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In this uncertain and everchanging environment, it is imperative that private client practitioners go back to first principles to enable them to understand, not only, the technical nature of a particular cryptoasset but also the proprietary characteristics of that asset.

This virtual classroom seminar will look at giving practitioners an understanding of the principles and issues involved when dealing with cryptoassets and some thoughts on what steps practitioners and firms can take to minimise risk when instructed to administer an estate or trust with cryptoassets involved.


This live and interactive course will cover the following:

  • The nature of cryptoassets
  • The principles underlying proprietary interests and how these apply to cryptoassets
  • Recent case law
  • The approach moving forward
  • Considerations when dealing with cryptoassets in practice

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