Issues around inheritance, wills, trusts or mental capacity can bring discord to families in jurisdictions across the world; with one of the largest Private Wealth Disputes teams in the country, we can advise on all challenges that a client might face.
We understand the matters that cause concern to family members, whether it's challenging a trustee or executor over the discharge of their duties, contesting the validity of a will due to undue influence or dealing with issues of mental incapacity caused by dementia, we have an experienced and empathetic team to help you navigate your way through these sensitive situations. Members of our team are also part of the Private Department Mental Capacity Group.
We can advise trustees, protectors and executors who may find themselves the subject of attack by dissatisfied beneficiaries or needing advice to steer the right course.
We can handle any situation where there is a potential dispute regarding a trust, estate, will or succession matter, both domestic and cross-border, working with and co-ordinating lawyers from other jurisdictions as necessary. We are involved in many trust and inheritance disputes not only in England but also offshore jurisdictions including Cayman, Bermuda, BVI, the Bahamas, Nevis, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, the Channel Islands, Singapore, Hong Kong and New Zealand, amongst others.
We work with our colleagues from across Mishcon Private to efficiently deal with specialised issues including tax and structuring, reputation, family matters or art and luxury assets.
Our team sits at the heart of the Private department which means that we are able to meet the needs which our clients encounter in their wider personal and business lives. We recognise that going to court is not the answer to every problem and we will give clear and dispassionate advice on your options from the outset. We are ready to be measured and diplomatic, but will act with toughness in adversity as required.