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Emily Bueno, Associate, Mishcon Private

Emily Bueno

Associate

Personal Profile

Emily is an Associate in the Firm's Private department, specialising in dispute resolution.

Emily has a particular interest in trust and estate litigation, both domestic and international, as well as disputes pertaining to lack of capacity (alleged or otherwise). She regularly advises on disputes concerning trusts, wills, international succession, Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claims, proprietary estoppel claims, lifetime gifts, the administration of estates and Court of Protection matters (including statutory wills). Her work frequently has an international, multi-jurisdictional element and she has recently litigated in England, Jersey, Bermuda and the Isle of Man. Emily is experienced in alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation. Emily is also experienced in seeking injunctive relief.

Emily regularly writes articles on the law and procedure pertaining to her practice area and has contributed articles to Trusts & Trustees, the STEP Journal, Solicitors Journal and ThoughtLeaders4 Private Client Magazine, as well as the firm's website.

Emily passed with Distinction the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners' (STEP) Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes.

Emily is a member of ConTrA (the Contentious Trusts Association), an Associate member of ACTAPS (Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists) and an Affiliate member of STEP.

Emily is also a trustee of the charities, Able Child Africa and Future Faces.

Key Experience

  • Acting for the co-owner of a substantial property business (worth in the region of £100 million) in a family dispute involving complex and intertwined issues of tax, corporate and trust law.
  • Acting on behalf of a company incorporated in Dubai in respect of sums owed to it under a loan facility agreement with a BVI company and that was secured on a London residential property worth approximately £70 million.
  • Acting on behalf of a beneficiary in respect of a complex multi-generational family dispute concerning intertwined issues regarding inheritance and an Isle of Man trust.

  • Advising an offshore trustee as to whether it should submit to the jurisdiction of English courts in the context of divorce proceedings.

  • Acting on behalf of a beneficiary of three family trusts collectively worth several billion dollars in a multi-jurisdictional trust arbitration claim involving injunctive proceedings.

  • Acting on behalf of two beneficiaries of an estate worth several million pounds in respect of a Will challenge they brought on the grounds of lack of testamentary capacity, undue influence and fraudulent calumny.

  • Acting on behalf of three beneficiaries of a significant estate in respect of a Will challenge they brought on the grounds of lack of testamentary capacity, undue influence and want of knowledge and approval.

  • Advising the beneficiary of an estate in relation to a claim for financial provision pursuant to the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975.

Articles, Publications and Lectures

Career History

Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Trainee Solicitor, Payne Hicks Beach
Kaplan Law School, Legal Practice Course (Distinction)
University of Bristol, M.A. in Law (Distinction; highest performing student on both years of the course)
Trinity College, Dublin    M. Phil. in Popular Literature (Distinction; highest performing student on the course)
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, B.A. (Hons) in English Literature (1st Class)

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