Contact Information

+44 20 3321 6522
peter.steen@mishcon.com

Personal Profile

Peter is a litigation partner in Mishcon Private.  He has a wealth of experience in a wide spectrum of disputes, including trust disputes and shareholder disputes.  He acts predominantly for corporate and individual trustees, beneficiaries, protectors, third parties with claims against trustees, shareholders, and companies defending claims brought by shareholders.  His work is frequently international and, amongst other jurisdictions, he has recently been involved in high value cases in England, Bermuda, the BVI, Jersey, Guernsey and Switzerland.

Prior to joining Mishcon de Reya, Peter practised at Farrer & Co in London and Mourant Ozannes in Jersey.  In addition to being admitted in England, Peter is also qualified in California and Ireland.  He is a member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and has been described in Legal 500 as "approachable, with an excellent understanding of trust law, complex family structures and the intricacies of offshore jurisdictions".  He co-edited the second edition of the course notes for the STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes.

Key Experience

  • Stiftung Salle Modulable and Rutli Stiftung v Butterfield Trust (Bermuda) Limited
  • Rybolovleva v Rybolovlev
  • Wingate v Butterfield Trust (Bermuda) Limited
  • Alhamrani v Alhamrani

Career History

Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Senior Associate, Farrer & Co
Associate, Mourant Ozannes
Trainee Solicitor, Penningtons Manches

Articles and Publications

  • Co-editor of second edition of STEP’s Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes (2014)
  • ‘It’s a real privilege: common interests in trust disputes’, Trusts & Trustees, Oxford University Press, Vol 19, No 1, Jan 2013
  • ‘The Chinese Trust’, Trusts & Trustees, Oxford University Press, Vol 18, No 1, Jan 2012
  •  ‘Recognition and enforcement of orders of the Family Division against offshore trustees’, Trusts & Trustees, Oxford University Press, Vol 17, No 4, May 2011
  •  ‘Directions for disclosure by beneficiaries’, Trusts & Trustees, Oxford University Press, Vol 16, No 9, October 2010
  •  ‘Significant decisions in recent Jersey trust cases’, STEP Journal, November 2008
  •  ‘Litigation Costs of a Neutral Trustee’, Trusts and Trustees, Oxford University Press, Volume 14, Number 6, July 2008
  • ‘Costs of a Neutral Trustee: Developments in Jersey’, Trusts Quarterly Review, Vol 5, Issue 3, 2007
  • Co-editor of second edition of STEP’s Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes (2014)
  •  ‘It’s a real privilege: common interests in trust disputes’, Trusts & Trustees, Oxford University Press, Vol 19, No 1, Jan 2013
  •  ‘The Chinese Trust’, Trusts & Trustees, Oxford University Press, Vol 18, No 1, Jan 2012
  • ‘Recognition and enforcement of orders of the Family Division against offshore trustees’, Trusts & Trustees, Oxford University Press, Vol 17, No 4, May 2011
  •  ‘Directions for disclosure by beneficiaries’, Trusts & Trustees, Oxford University Press, Vol 16, No 9, October 2010
  •  ‘Significant decisions in recent Jersey trust cases’, STEP Journal, November 2008
  •  ‘Litigation Costs of a Neutral Trustee’, Trusts and Trustees, Oxford University Press, Volume 14, Number 6, July 2008
  • ‘Costs of a Neutral Trustee: Developments in Jersey’, Trusts Quarterly Review, Vol 5, Issue 3, 2007