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Chris Edwards

Partner  |  Mourant Ozannes
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales
Guernsey
Western Australia

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Dispute resolution
Administration of estates and trusts
Other – dealing with requests for information and the impact of money laundering and regulatory issues

Q&A

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

Acting for the branch of a family and advising them on the negotiation sale of a significant business, the decanting of the proceeds of that into a complex trust structure and the partition of a portion of that structure for the benefit of that particular branch. That required sensitive and often time pressured negotiations with other branch members, the trustee and outside parties and the hearing of several court applications, all of which were resolved successfully and achieved a pleasing harmonious confidential and constructive outcome for all involved.

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

Whilst it is important to understand the legal framework within which we give advice to our clients, ultimately we are dealing with individuals and it is equally, if not more important, to understand their circumstances, needs and expectations as well as the legal options which may be available to them.

What is your favourite quote?

“Do. Or do not. There is no try,” Yoda, Star Wars.