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High Net Worth 2022
London (Firms) Private Wealth Disputes
Band 3

2 Ranked Lawyers


Provided by Kingsley Napley LLP

Our specialist Private Wealth Disputes lawyers have extensive experience acting in disputes for HNW and UHNW clients.

We act for trustees, executors, personal representatives, protectors, beneficiaries, charities and for individuals in a wide range of disputes involving estates, trusts and land.

We often advise on complex and cross-jurisdictional issues, and regularly work alongside other intermediaries based offshore. We have specialist expertise in fraud cases involving trusts and estates, and we work with our top ranked criminal team on cases which involve criminal allegations, and with our media and reputation team on cases which where our clients have a public profile or in cases which might involve a wider public interest. We also work closely alongside our leading family team in divorce cases involving trust property.

We are regularly instructed in relation to contentious matters arising in the Court of Protection and are experienced in advising charities in relation to their potential fraud exposure as well as defending charitable legacies and other such related disputes. We also act often in disputes arising in relation to family farms and landed estates. 

Chambers Review

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Private Wealth Disputes - London (Firms)
Band 3

"Kingsley Napley's contentious trusts and estates team are consistently impressive," a barrister remarks. The firm handles trust and probate litigation and global asset recovery matters.

Client care is highlighted as a distinct strength of the practice, with a source saying: "They have always responded rapidly, most often on the same day, even late into the evening."

Notable practitioners

Kate Salter is a senior associate in the contentious trusts and probate team at the firm, often assisting on sizeable litigation surrounding assets disputes and will forgery claims. Salter also possesses experience in contentious Court of Protection work. "She's very good, she's very hard-working," states a Chancery barrister.

Ryan Mowat leads the firm's private wealth practice and is regularly involved in trust litigation relating to Court of Protection and asset recovery issues. "He handles his clients well, I have a lot time for him. He is a very sensible, safe pair of hands," says a fellow litigator, and another commentator states that "Ryan is a sophisticated litigator."

Ranked Individuals at
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Ryan Mowat
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Kate Salter
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Anna Metadjer

Emily Greig

Katherine Pymont

Laura Phillips

Ryan Mowat

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