Oliver Hart

Oliver Hart

Senior Vice President  |  Lombard Odier
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United Kingdom

RECOMMENDED SPECIALISMS

Private Bankers


Robert Hanna

+44 (0) 203 510 2003

Robert Hanna

Co-Founder and Managing Director  |  Augusta
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United Kingdom

RECOMMENDED SPECIALISMS

Litigation Funders


Peter Gale

Peter Gale

Senior Private Banker  |  C.Hoare & Co
RECOMMENDED SPECIALISMS

Private Banker


Sarah Farrow

+44 (0) 20 7520 8404

Sarah Farrow

Director  |  Frank Hirth
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United Kingdom

RECOMMENDED SPECIALISMS

Tax Advisory


Edward Emblem

+44 (0)1483 407139

Edward Emblem

Partner, Private Client Tax Services  |  Smith & Williamson
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United Kingdom

RECOMMENDED SPECIALISMS

Tax Advisory


Tim Eliot-Cohen

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Tim Eliot-Cohen

Managing Director  |  Close Brothers Asset Management
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United Kingdom

RECOMMENDED SPECIALISMS

Asset Manager


Susan Dunn

+4420 3829 9320

Susan Dunn

Founder  |  Harbour Litigation Funding
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United Kingdom

RECOMMENDED SPECIALISMS

Litigation Funders


James Price

+442079368090

James Price

Heads of Trust and Probate Litigation Department  |  Stewarts
JURISDICTION

United Kingdom

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Dispute resolution
Family business governance
Other, contentious trusts

Enhanced Q&A

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

We have had some great new instructions on high value matters over the last 12 months but I think my highlight has to be the nomination of Emma Holland as Star Associate and the team as Contentious Trusts and Estates Team of the Year at the Chambers HNW Awards. We went on to win the team award which only 4 years after I set the department up has been a real feather in our cap.

Where have you seen growth in your practice over the last year?

We’ve seen a notable increase in contentious probate matters and have brought in partner Geoff Kertesz, along with two additional associates, to add further strength and depth to this part of our practice. We have also seen a very significant growth in contested trust restructuring matters.

What is the main area of growth you predict for the next 12 months?

We predict continued growth in our involvement in large scale, international contentious trust restructuring, whether in the UK or as co-counsel with firms we know well and use in a number of offshore jurisdictions.

What do you think will be the biggest three challenges in your practice for the next 12 months?

Although Stewarts has significant experience in remote hearings (having dealt with the first fully remote trial back at the start of the first lockdown), my team is instructed on an offshore matter which will go to trial for 19 weeks in 2021. As there is a 12 hour time difference between the jurisdictions where most of the witnesses are and where the legal teams will be, I am anticipating some late nights, early mornings and other logistical challenges!!


Dr. Jeremy Davis

Dr. Jeremy Davis

Managing Director  |  Cantab Asset Management
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United Kingdom

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Carl Darnill

Carl Darnill

Head of Advisory Intermediary  |  Coutts
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United Kingdom

RECOMMENDED SPECIALISMS

Private Banker