Private Wealth Disputes Legal Services
Each family has its own unique dynamic and when conflicts arise, they are rarely driven by financial considerations alone.
We specialise in handling all varieties of domestic and international disputes for families and private wealth professionals. We tailor our advice and work hard to achieve practical, long-term solutions that meet your needs.
We act for private individuals, family businesses, trustees (both individuals and trust companies) and other fiduciaries, such as executors, protectors, deputies and attorneys. We also have particular experience acting for charities in relation to disputes that arise over testamentary gifts. Our priority is building a strong relationship with you and ensuring we work in partnership alongside you.
A large proportion of our work for our clients involves assets located in multiple jurisdictions, often held in private wealth structures offshore. We are able to draw on the firm’s international expertise in succession, trust, tax and divorce law matters. We also regularly work in collaboration with our clients’ other professional advisers throughout the world, advising on English law issues and co-ordinating worldwide litigation.
Our private wealth disputes law expertise
Many of our practitioners are recognised as leading experts in their field, with particular expertise in:
- Domestic and international trust disputes
- Wills and succession disputes
- Disputes over trust assets on divorce
- Professional negligence claims concerning the administration of trusts and estates
- Court of Protection and mental capacity issues
- Disputes over works of art and cultural assets
- Worldwide asset-tracing and recovery, injunctions and freezing orders
- Tax related disputes
We have expertise in resolving disputes over works of art and cultural assets whether for private owners, trusts, charities, governments, museums, dealers, auction houses, artists’ estates, artists or creators.
We also specialise in handling disputes and investigations for our clients across all areas of tax. This includes not only HMRC disclosures and enquiries, but also litigation before the courts and tribunals, advising on the scope of HMRC’s powers, remedying unsuccessful planning and tax-related professional negligence.
International Private Wealth Disputes
As private wealth becomes more global and family dynamics more complex, disputes will inevitably arise.
Meet our private wealth dispute lawyers
It is a thoroughly good firm, they have depth and a sensible culture around the disputes we handle. When you see them on the other side you expect constructive conversations. There is a lot of firepower at the firm."
Top team involved in all the big cases in this area. Incredible expertise and experience both on and offshore. Its client handling skills are excellent and the lawyers always look for a sensible solution."
Family law and trusts
A series of videos in which experts from our Family, Private Wealth Disputes and Tax, Trusts and Succession teams discuss the relationship between trusts and family proceedings.
Tax Disputes & Investigations
Handling disputes and investigations for you across all areas of tax.
Art & Luxury
Our specialist lawyers help collectors, creators and curators protect the value of the objects they love.
We help you plan for the future, for your relationship and your children. Our approach is humane, sophisticated and pragmatic.
Our team of experienced media dispute specialists is highly attuned to advising private individuals on ‘reputation management’ issues.
Charities & Philanthropy
Charities come in all shapes and sizes, we know your strengths and limits and can help you to grow and evolve.
We enable people to make the most of their wealth now and in the future. No other private wealth law firm has the scale, reach and breadth of services.
What's important to you is important to us. Let's talk
If you would like to speak to a member of our Dispute Resolution team or to find out more about how we work, please get in touch