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Contentious Trusts & Estates

Drawn from our experienced litigation team, our contentious trusts and estates professionals have a wealth of experience of trust and estate disputes, onshore and offshore. The team are acutely aware of the particular issues faced by professional trustees and beneficiaries.

The group also fields superb offshore experience. We have considerable experience of running large scale trust litigation offshore. We regularly deal with disputes in all offshore jurisdictions including: BVI, Bermuda, Cayman, Jersey, Guernsey and Singapore. As a result the team has excellent working knowledge and experience of the offshore issues facing trustees.

With our overseas offices in Paris, Monaco, Dubai, Guangzhou and Singapore we are extremely well-placed to advise on trust issues where there are international and cross-jurisdictional dimensions.

We can advise you on all aspects of contentious issues which may arise in a trust context including:

  • claims by and against trustees, including breach of trust claims, construction of trust documentation and applications for Court guidance
  • disputes between beneficiaries
  • exercise of trustee powers
  • third party attack on trusts
  • constructive, resulting and sham trusts
  • international and cross-jurisdictional trust and succession issues
  • international asset tracing and recovery and accessory liability risks for trustees
  • issues arising from foreign litigation


Winner - Private Client Specialism of the Year - Contentious Trusts and Probate, The Legal 500 UK 2014 Awards.

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Catherine Naylor
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