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Private Wealth Disputes

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Withers are "the best of the best for private client disputes," observes a barrister, who adds: "They are my personal preference every time, they have such good technical knowledge." The firm has considerable expertise in dispute resolution and estate management matters.

Another impressed barrister says: "They are the best firm in London - what more can you say? They are just brilliant and fantastic; you smile broadly when they instruct you.""There is nothing that you cannot throw at them. They are my go-to on complicated issues, especially with complex property or foreign estates. They are very strong on strategy to achieve a good result," enthuses a source.

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Dawn Goodman is vastly experienced in trust and succession disputes, enabling her to resolve contentious issues surrounding family trusts and inheritance. "Dawn is one of the stalwarts of the contentious trusts and estates world, she is very much still visible and involved," notes a litigator. An impressed trusts expert adds: "Dawn's skills in dealing with cross-border contentious issues and resolution goes above and beyond any I have experienced in my years in this industry."

Natasha Stourton is an expert in trust and succession disputes. She often acts for trustees in reviewing the structure of trusts and mitigating risks in response, as well as advising on inheritance proceedings. A market commentator remarks: "Natasha is brilliant, she has a knack of working very hard and yet make it seem effortless."

Paul Hewitt is "at the very summit of knowledge and experience in his field," enthuses an interviewee, adding: "We have come to rely on him for excellent advice and commercial and reputational know-how." Hewitt is proficient in representing prominent individuals and families in high-value estate and trust administration matters. A Chancery barrister views him as "London's best private client litigator," citing his popularity amongst peers and "fantastic client manner."

Stephen Richards is an expert in domestic and international disputes concerning trusts and inheritance. His technical skill and client handling is commended by a source, who says: "He is phenomenal, he has got a great client manner and is very approachable. He is good with difficult clients but straightforward at the same time. He is legally very strong." A solicitor is similarly impressed, noting: "Stephen is strategically excellent."

Steven Kempster is "a delight to work with and is a great strategist," says a barrister. He often acts in complex international trust and succession disputes, as well as high-value Inheritance Act claims.

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Private Wealth Disputes

Withers LLP

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London (Firms)

Private Wealth Disputes


Dawn Goodman
Star Individuals
Natasha Stourton
Up and Coming
Paul Hewitt
Band 1
Stephen Richards
Band 3
Steven Kempster
Band 2