Offshore: Trusts Department

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What the team is known for Offers particular strength in contentious trusts work, calling upon a team of experienced and knowledgeable litigators to assist clients in trust disputes. Also advises on non-contentious matters including trust and foundation structuring and restructuring. Frequently acts for ultra high net worth individuals, trust companies and financial institutions. Offers multi-jurisdictional expertise, particularly matters related to the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and Guernsey.

Strengths A client remarks: "They are very good technically and the team has a great depth of knowledge."

An interviewee notes: "They are very helpful, responsive and easy to work with."

Another praises the lawyers for being "practical and pragmatic."

Notable practitioners

Bruce Lincoln
focuses his practice on contentious trust matters and is known for his ability as a courtroom advocate.
"He takes a very intelligent approach to dealing with disputes."

Edward Devenport
serves as the firm's head of department and advises clients on a variety of non-contentious trust matters. Clients include trustees, high net worth individuals and trust companies.
"He is technically gifted and very astute." "He's reliable, sage, sensible and very practical."

Giles Corbin
is frequently sought after by trust companies, trustees and high net worth individuals to advise on non-contentious trust matters.
"He is very good and very strong technically."

Jonathan Speck
is extolled by commentators for his exceptional prowess in trust litigation matters. He offers further expertise in non-contentious trust matters.
"He is superb and incredibly well respected."