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Helena Berman

Partner  |  Stephenson Harwood

England and Wales


Rectification and construction of trust documents; defending and bringing claims against potentially negligent
professional advisers (e.g. tax consultants/lawyers) in a trust context for settlors/trustees; advising on breach of trust claims within a family context/applications on the potential removal of trustees.


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

Achieving a much higher settlement than expected in a mediation of a complex family dispute involving, amongst other things, the alleged ownership of shares in a company business and the potential ownership of various other assets where allegations of undue influence etc were being made.

How did you get into private client?

I was brought into a big trust case in the 1990s, when I first qualified and, having (apparently) complained a lot about it at the time, I “caught the bug” and have never looked back.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

Pilates, baking, science fiction in various guises – books/films..

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

Ivy Asia, St Paul’s, London.