Elliott Phillips

+350 200 10 900

Elliott Phillips

Partner  |  Signature Litigation
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Contentious trust and estates
Probate disputes
Mental capacity & general commercial litigation

Q&A

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

Working with UHNW individuals and PEP insofar as reputational challenges arising in the context of complex multi-jurisdictional trust proceedings.

How did you get into private client?

During the oligarchy litigation, I was very fortunate to be in the right place at the right time- I have never looked back!

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

Never give up, stay humble, learn from everyone around you and be the best you possible can.

What is your favourite quote?

"The only limit to our realisation of tomorrow will be our doubts of today". FDR (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

Currently Shadow Minister for Health in the Gibraltar Parliament. Trail running.

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

Arzak San Sebastian, Spain.


Richard Wilson QC

+442074007144

Richard Wilson QC

Queen’s Counsel  |  Serle Court
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales
British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
Gibraltar

TOP 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?

Taking silk in 2016. Success in the silk process represents recognition of considerable success in one's practice which for me included a number of high profile and important cases. Taking silk has also opened up a wider variety of work in a greater range of offshore jurisdictions for me.

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

Work hard and seize the opportunities that present themselves. But above all, remember that the world is about people and dealing with them.

What is your favourite quote?

"We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success." Samuel Smiles.


James Levy CBE QC

+350 200 79000

James Levy CBE QC

Senior Partner and Queen’s Counsel  |  Hassans International Law Firm
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales
Gibraltar

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Tax
Advice to HNWIs including family dispute resolution
Corporate and Commercial


Dakis Hagen QC

Dakis Hagen QC

Queen's Counsel  |  Serle Court
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Gibraltar
England and Wales
Bermuda

TOP 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?

The highlight of my practice in the last 12 months has been being part of the successful team in the Barker v Baxendale Walker appeal, a high profile negligence case about a defective tax scheme which used an offshore trustee. We won in the Court of Appeal after five long, hard years of litigation (having lost in the first instance). Though now there is an application for permission to appeal to the Supreme Court...

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

Humility is how you maintain your standards; never be arrogant about your skill; never (if you are in litigation) underestimate your opponent. Remember this is an area of law where personal interaction matters.

What is your favourite quote?

“Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others,” Otto von Bismarck.