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Richard Manyon

Partner  |  Payne Hicks Beach
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Administration of estates and trusts
Dispute resolution
Asset protection

Q&A

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

An exceptionally complicated trusts dispute concerning a large family company, the shares of which were held in a trust and where the trustees, beneficiaries and company directors were all essentially the same people. A dispute developed and the conflicting duties arising from those different capacities vested in the same people, made for a very interesting argument.

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

Work hard on the evidence. If the court accepts your version of the facts you are nearly there.

What is your favourite quote?

“If we had had more time for discussion we should probably have made a great many more mistakes,” Leon Trotsky.