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Graeme Kleiner


Graeme advises trustees, executors and beneficiaries in relation to a broad range of disputes.



Graeme heads the Firm's Private Wealth Disputes team. He advises trustees, executors and beneficiaries in relation to a broad range of disputes. Graeme is recognised in the legal directories as a leader in contentious trust and estates matters. He practises in both domestic and international trust and succession disputes - recent cases have involved parties located in multiple onshore and offshore jurisdictions around the world. Graeme regularly works alongside his colleagues in the family and private client teams on complex multi-jurisdictional issues. He also has a growing practice in IFA disputes and handles fraud and professional negligence cases relating to trust, tax and succession matters.

Graeme is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

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  • Advising beneficiaries in an offshore trust dispute involving assets in excess of $2bn
  • Advising trustees on a multi-jurisdictional trust dispute involving funds in excess of $100m where there were allegations of fraud against a protector
  • Advising trustees in English divorce proceedings involving assets in a number of jurisdictions
  • Acting for clients in complex Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act disputes


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