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Jeremy Kosky

Partner  |  Clifford Chance

England and Wales


The Legal 500 2017 – Contentious trusts and probate – Leading Individual
Chambers HNW 2018 – UK, Private Wealth Disputes (Band 1)
Chambers Global 2018 – Global-wide, International Private Client: Contentious (Band 1)
Chambers Europe 2017 – UK, Litigation (Band 4)
Chambers UK 2018 – London (Firms), Banking Litigation (Band 5)


Administration of estates and trusts
Dispute resolution
Asset holding structures

Enhanced QnA

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

The section 47 trust application in Bermuda. It started with a kernel of an idea at a trusts conference in 2015 and after 2 years careful thought, it was approved by the Chief Justice. The clients were delighted.

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

Empathise with the clients and the situations they find themselves facing. It is not just a commercial dispute, it may be a battle with a parent, a sibling or a cousin, which imbues the situation with an added dimension of personal dislocation.

What is your favourite quote?

“Seize the day.”

If you were not a lawyer what would your career be?

Secondary school teacher – I love the challenge of encouraging people with inquiring minds to develop and grow in confidence. I am a governor of a state school in Barnet and get some opportunities vicariously to experience this in action.

What is your favourite restaurant in the world and what dish would you recommend?

Le Merais, New York – steak and chips!

What do you do to relax?

Who is the most inspiring person you have ever met or worked with?

Al Gore – we were speakers at a private wealth conference in Hong Kong. He spoke about climate change – he held the room for 40 minutes and was utterly enthralling – the eye for detail to bring his subject to life and the passion were, genuinely, inspiring.

Outside of legal, what is your surprise expert subject?

Raising children, negligently.