Maxine Mossman

Partner  |  Clifford Chance LLP

England and Wales


The Legal 500 2017 – Contentious trusts and probate – Leading Individual
Chambers HNW 2018 – UK, Private Wealth Disputes (Band 4)
Chambers UK 2018 – London (Firms), Litigation (Band 6)
Chambers UK 2018 – London (Firms), Commercial and Corporate Litigation (Band 4)


Dispute resolution

Enhanced QnA

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

Settling a long-running case for a key client after many months of protracted and difficult negotiations. And being one of the organisers of the highly successful Fresh Perspectives conference in Barcelona last May.

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

Always remember that even the most entangled trust disputes can be resolved with persistence and, at times, a good dose of empathy.

What is your favourite quote?

“If you're not willing to look stupid, nothing great is ever going to happen to you.” – Dr. Gregory House, House, M.D.

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

Travel writer.

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

Anywhere my two young children are dining – although I draw the line at McDonalds.

What do you do to relax?

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

My husband, who has recently given up a career in the City and is retraining to be a primary school teacher.

Outside of legal, what is your surprise expert subject?