Skip to content
High Net Worth Guide 2022

Ranked in 1 Practice Areas

About

Provided by Steven Kempster

Practice Areas

Steven specialises in the resolution of disputes relating to trusts and estates in a UK and international context, in particular where cross-border issues and conflicts of law are involved. Recent cases have involved disputes in the Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Switzerland, Gibraltar, Liechtenstein, Hong Kong, Singapore, Cayman Islands and Bermuda. He also advises on dispute resolution where UK charities are involved. Steven has also accepted appointment by the relevant courts to act as a representative party looking after the interests of children and unborn beneficiaries in trusts and estates disputes. He also has particular expertise in guiding clients through alternative dispute resolution processes, including mediation, early neutral evaluation and the evolving use of arbitration in trusts disputes.

Career

Trained and qualified, Herbert Smith LLP, London, 1998 to 2008

Partner at Taylor Wessing LLP, London, 2008 to 2014

Partner at Withers LLP, London, 2014 to present.

Professional Memberships

STEP (elected as committee member for Contentious Trusts Steering Group)

Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists

Publications

Editor and contributing author to 'International Trust Disputes', published by Oxford University Press 2013 (first edition) and 2020 (second edition).

Chambers Review

Provided by Chambers

High Net Worth

Private Wealth Disputes - London (Firms)
2
Band 2

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.

Discover other Individuals at
Withers LLP

Provided by Chambers
Filter by
Band

California

Private Wealth Disputes

Jeremy Moffit
3
Jeremy Moffit
3
Band 3
Michael Brophy
3
Michael Brophy
3
Band 3
Catherine Swafford
U
Catherine Swafford
U
Up and Coming
Craig Weinstein
Craig Weinstein
Associates to watch

California: Northern

Private Wealth Law

Marsha Dungog
3
Marsha Dungog
3
Band 3

California: Southern

Private Wealth Law

Elizabeth A. Bawden
3
Elizabeth A. Bawden
3
Band 3
Michelle B Graham
3
Michelle B Graham
3
Band 3
Paul Sczudlo
3
Paul Sczudlo
3
Band 3

China

Private Wealth Law (International Firms)

1
Katie Graves
1
Band 1
3
Tim George
3
Band 3
3
Timothy Burns
3
Band 3
3
Wei Zhang
3
Band 3
U
Deirdre Fu
U
Up and Coming

Connecticut

Private Wealth Law

S
Stanley Bergman
S
Senior Statespeople
3
James Brockway
3
Band 3
4
Edward Renn
4
Band 4
4
Karen Yates
4
Band 4

Global-wide

Private Aircraft

1
Paul Jebely
1
Band 1
Luca Denora
Associates to watch

Indonesia

Private Wealth Law

Stacy Choong
Expertise based abroad in Singapore
20 of 71 results