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Stewarts

Private Wealth Disputes

3 ranked individualsBand 2London (Firms)High Net Worth 2021 View ranking table
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Specialist litigation firm Stewarts is "going from strength to strength in this market," observes a London-based litigator. Other sources also note the firm's flourishing private wealth disputes practice, describing it as "very much on the up" and "growing well."

"It's just a very, very good firm," states a commentator, adding: "They are highly valued by everyone in our team." "I would have no hesitation in instructing Stewarts in the future if I were to require litigation specialists," remarks a source.

Notable practitioners

Emma Holland was promoted to partner in spring 2021. She has established a fine reputation for handling major trust and estate disputes. "She is excellent, definitely a star of the future," says a fellow solicitor, and another source describes her as "the backbone of the department" and says that she produces "very impressive work product."

Geoffrey Kertesz is a well-respected member of the London private wealth disputes community. A barrister describes him as "a real rising star," and says that he is "young and dynamic and all over this space." A fellow disputes solicitor says that Kertesz is "an exceptional lawyer" who "fights his corner hard, but is also pragmatic and commercial."

James Price is head of the trust and probate litigation practice. His work regularly involves high-value cross-border cases, including those involving offshore jurisdictions. Price is considered "incredibly smart, thoughtful and good to do business with" by a solicitor, who also says that he is "articulate, level-headed, and only takes points that make a difference - it's a very balanced approach to every issue." Another interviewee describes him as "extremely bright, hard-working and organised," and adds: "He is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in the field of contentious trusts and must now be regarded as one of London's top partners in that area."

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Overview

We advise on complex, large-scale and often high-profile disputes in the UK and other jurisdictions.

We act for high net worth individuals, families, family offices, trustees, trust companies and charities. The work we undertake includes both onshore and offshore trust litigation, domestic and international probate disputes, as well as work in the Court of Protection.

The practice has earned an outstanding reputation and is led by Band 1 ranked James Price. The arrival of Geoff Kertesz adds further strength and depth to the team.

In addition to conducting litigation in the UK, our lawyers coordinate claims in overseas jurisdictions, when necessary working alongside specialist law firms and non-legal professionals around the world. We also have a range of language skills including French, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin, Polish, and Russian.

We have unrivalled experience in putting together innovative costs arrangements. The use of third party funding, after-the-event insurance and risk-sharing fee agreements enables our clients to manage risk and litigate from a position of financial strength.

The department collaborates frequently with the firm’s highly experienced Divorce and Family, Tax Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Arbitration departments.

Private Wealth Disputes

Stewarts

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Location

5 New Street Square

London

Greater London

UK

EC4A 3BF

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London (Firms)

Private Wealth Disputes


Emma Holland
Up and Coming
Geoffrey Kertesz
Band 2
James Price
Band 1