With a deep understanding of the complexities of family, business and personal relationships, and longstanding experience of the issues which can arise in the context of those relationships, we advise on high-value and complex trust and estate disputes.  Our clients’ objectives and best interests are always our primary consideration, so we will aim to engage in alternative dispute resolution procedures where appropriate or, where necessary or unavoidable, we will pursue or defend litigation and/or arbitration proceedings involving multiple parties in multiple jurisdictions.

Our clients include high net worth individuals from a wide range of nationalities, and our team speaks multiple languages, including Russian, French, Italian, Greek, Romanian, Hindi, Urdu, Mandarin and others.  Our work includes cases that that involve individuals, family trusts, commercial and charitable trusts, family businesses, family offices, trustees and other fiduciaries.

As specialist litigators we are able to offer our clients a tactical and strategic advantage in their disputes, and we regularly litigate against some of the leading firms in the UK and beyond. Our expertise includes:

  • Domestic and international trust disputes between beneficiaries and/or trustees
  • Trust restructuring disputes
  • Fraudulent misappropriation of trust assets
  • Challenging and defending trust assets against creditors
  • Estate and succession disputes
  • Professional negligence claims concerning the administration of trusts and estates
  • Worldwide asset-tracing and recovery, injunctions and freezing orders