Trust Disputes | Michelmores

Trust Disputes Lawyers

Our cross-departmental team covers all aspects of trust disputes. We act for offshore and onshore fiduciaries (both individuals and institutional), intermediaries, family offices and high net worth families and individuals. The team brings together expertise of trusts, tax and private wealth lawyers with highly experienced litigators. We work with trustees based in (and beneficiaries with structures in) many jurisdictions including the UK, Jersey, Guernsey, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands. 

I have worked with Michelmores as co-counsel on a matter that involved issues on English, Alderney and BVI law. Michelmores at all times provided a very professional service and it was a pleasure working with them as co-counsel. The lawyers adopted a commercial, pragmatic and sensible approach advising the client (and indeed, us) on important and relevant aspects of English law and ultimately assisted the client in negotiating a settlement.
Legal 500 2022
The Michelmores contentious trusts team is a hands-on, high quality team, who are dedicated to achieving the best results for clients. The team is extremely efficient and very pleasant to deal with. You want the Michelmores team on your side.
Legal 500 2022

Recent experience

  • Acting for trustees in bringing a significant seven figure claim against former advisers in connection with UK tax advice and negligent drafting
  • Applying for a deed to be set aside on the basis of a causative mistake
  • Providing expert evidence as to UK tax in connection with a Jersey court Hastings Bass application
  • Acting for trustees in connection with a beneficiary's UK divorce proceedings including advising as to disclosure and whether the settlement could be nuptial
  • Investigating and removing an investment manager on behalf of a hedge fund following breaches of fiduciary duty
  • Assisting trustees with a non-court resolution of potential trustee conflicts of interests including agreeing a multi-trust conflicts of interest policy