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Bruce Lincoln

Partner and Head of Litigation, Jersey  |  Mourant Ozannes

England and Wales


Administration of estates and trusts
Dispute resolution
Asset protection


What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

I was due to go to trial last year on a matter (a claim to recover what my client alleged were the concealed proceeds of a fraud which we said were held on trust for it) which, in one form or another, had been on-going for more than a decade. The matter settled two days into the trial window. It could have been frustrating not to get to argue the case in court, given all the preparation had been done, but it was fantastic for the client to finally bring the matter to a satisfactory conclusion.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Understand your clients and what is important to them. On the contentious side, be aware that litigation in trusts and private wealth matters can involve considerations and issues that often don't feature at all in commercial litigation.

What is your favourite quote?

"Without music, life would be a mistake," Friedrich Nietzsche.