Private Wealth Disputes

At Mishcon de Reya, our heritage in private client work is at the heart of our firm. We have a deep understanding of the needs of our private clients and the dynamics and politics of families, family businesses and personal relationships.

Our team sits at the heart of the Private department which means that we are able to meet the needs our clients encounter in their wider personal and business lives. We recognise that going to court is not the answer to every problem. Whether the dispute relates to a trust, estate or will issue or a broader commercial disagreement, we will give clear and dispassionate advice on your options from the outset.  

We are part of the largest and most comprehensive Dispute Resolution offerings in London.

With one of the largest teams in the country dedicated to international and domestic trust, estate, succession and will disputes, we advise individuals, trustees, wealth advisors, fiduciaries and family offices facing conflict.

We can handle any situation arising out of a trust, estate or will dispute, from estate administration issues to cross border disputes. We have extensive experience in obtaining or discharging injunctions where appropriate to freeze or gain control over assets and/or evidence which may be the subject of a dispute.

If you have a Personal Dispute please contact Mark Keenan.

We act for owners, directors and shareholders in relation to multi-jurisdictional business related disputes. Whatever the issue, we recognise that an individual may want to litigate in a different way than a company making or defending the same claim.

We are tenacious litigators when required, whilst recognising that going to court is not the answer to every problem and we provide practical and inventive solutions, combining our legal expertise with commercial, real world advice.

If you have a Business Dispute please contact James Libson.


We can advise on matters involving:

Recent Cases Include:

The examples below include clients from, and matters conducted in, both onshore and offshore international jurisdictions.

  • In the matter of the X Trusts [2018] SC (Bda) 56 Civ (12 July 2018): Trust Dispute concerning removal of corporate trustees.
  • ​Bathurst (Wesley) v Chantler and Ors [2018] EWHC 21 (Ch): Trust Dispute relating to issues of assent and construction of a trust.
  • RE Z subnom OO (Applicant) v AB (Respondent to application) & (1) CD (2) EF (3) GH (Respondents) [2018] EWHC 1488 (Ch): Joinder application in Court of Protection proceedings.
  • MN v OP and Ors [2017]: Variation of trusts and anonymity orders.
  • Dellal v Dellal and Others [2015] EWHC 907 (Fam): High profile will dispute.
  • ​Gorbunova v Berezovsky [2013] EWHC 771 (Ch): Multi-faceted claims in the Family and Chancery division, including securing multi-jurisdictional injunctions.
  • Gill v Woodall and Others [2010] EWCA Civ 1430 and Gill v RSPCA [2009] EWHC 2990 (Ch): Challenging a will leaving property to the RSPCA.
  • Signia Wealth Ltd and Others vs Dauriac [2018] HC-2015-003085. Proceedings concerning the dismissal of the CEO of Signia Wealth.
  • ​Group Seven Ltd and another v Nasir and others [2017] EWHC 2466 (Ch): The largest fraud in Britain to be successfully prosecuted privately.
  • Marsfield Automotive Inc v Kamal Siddiqi [2017] EWHC 187 (Comm): Restitution claim arising out of a failed joint venture.
  • Sukhoruchkin v van Bekestein [2014] EWCA Civ 399): Multi-jurisdictional shareholder dispute.
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