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Gilead Cooper QC

Barrister  |  Wilberforce Chambers

England and Wales
British Virgin Islands


Administration of estates and trusts
Dispute resolution
Trusts and Estates Litigation


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

Sitting as an arbitrator in an art law case.

How did you get into private client?

Serendipitously. I had a very general Chancery practice as a Junior, but the Private Client cases were the ones that were hardest to settle. As a result, I ended up with a list of reported cases the majority of which were trusts and estates disputes.

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

Ignore any advice you are given, including this.

What is your favourite quote?

"Truly dangerous women never accept small sums." Italo Svevo, Zeno’s Conscience.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

Painting; playing the piano. Everything except sport (golf isn’t a sport! And anyway I’ve only played it twice.)

When the restaurants reopen, where would you like to go?

Grand Central Oyster Bar in New York.