Duncan Elson

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Duncan Elson

Partner  |  Charles Russell Speechlys
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Dispute resolution

Q&A

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

To see the growth of the contentious trusts and estates team which is now one of the largest UK practices. It has been a privilege to have been instructed by so many clients to assist in what is often the most traumatic times for them but when they go on to recommend others to seek my advice (having been through that themselves) is a great honour.

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

Listen and learn.


James Lister

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James Lister

Partner  |  Stevens & Bolton
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Dispute resolution
Asset protection
Succession planning

Q&A

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

The growth of the contentious trusts’ practice at the firm has been a real highlight of the last 12 months, as the team goes on expanding. Particular case highlights have been working on the restructuring of a significant landed estate and advising the claimant children of a high value estate in their claim to secure the inheritance their father left them, involving tracing assets across Europe, into Japan and the US

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

Understanding is everything - understanding of the law and procedure is a good start, but understanding of people and the market makes the top lawyers in the private client sphere who they are.

What is your favourite quote?

“Life is short. Smile whilst you still have teeth.”