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High Net Worth London (Firms) Private Wealth Disputes

Work in this area includes but is not limited to: charitable planning; wealth transfer; business succession planning; estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax planning (in the US); life and health insurance planning; the creation and administration of trusts and estates; asset transfer; the taking-public of closely-held businesses; and structuring outward and inward investment. Contentious matters are also included, such as trusts disputes, probate contests and contested wills. In larger jurisdictions, these matters are ranked separately in a Private Wealth Disputes table.

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Band 1
  1. Baker McKenzie
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    Baker McKenzie
    Private Wealth Disputes
    2023 | Band 1 | 6 Years Ranked
    "The team has the necessary breadth and depth of experience to handle any matter anywhere in the world of any complexity. They are well positioned to handle difficult cross-border issues that involve the laws of multiple jurisdictions."
  2. Boodle Hatfield LLP
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    Boodle Hatfield LLP
    Private Wealth Disputes
    2023 | Band 1 | 6 Years Ranked
    "It is a high-quality outfit. The firm does non-contentious work to a high level and likewise with the litigation. They are a very safe pair of hands when we refer work to them, and very good technically."
  3. Charles Russell Speechlys
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    Charles Russell Speechlys
    Private Wealth Disputes
    2023 | Band 1 | 6 Years Ranked
    Charles Russell Speechlys' private wealth disputes team provides litigation advice to trustees, protectors and beneficiaries across various jurisdictions. The partners are well placed to handle complex trusts and high-profile disputes.
  4. Farrer & Co LLP
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    Farrer & Co LLP
    Private Wealth Disputes
    2023 | Band 1 | 6 Years Ranked
    Farrer & Co's contentious trust and estate practice centres on handling high-value disputes with an international dimension. The firm often administers complex contested estates and is increasingly instructed on Court of Protection work.
  5. Forsters
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    Forsters
    Private Wealth Disputes
    2023 | Band 1 | 6 Years Ranked
    "I have been incredibly impressed. They are real specialists in this area and know their stuff. Communications are clear and prompt, but always polite and friendly. They have great depth in talent and are excellent at client management."
  6. Macfarlanes LLP
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    Macfarlanes LLP
    Private Wealth Disputes
    2023 | Band 1 | 6 Years Ranked
    Macfarlanes maintains its reputation for market-leading contentious trusts expertise, representing clients globally in significant, high-value disputes.
  7. Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP
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    Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP
    Private Wealth Disputes
    2023 | Band 1 | 5 Years Ranked
    Maurice Turnor Gardner's notable litigators handle disputes relating to trusts, inheritance and charities. The firm is able to take on big-ticket international disputes that often concern complex structures and high-profile clients.
  8. Stewarts
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    Stewarts
    Private Wealth Disputes
    2023 | Band 1 | 5 Years Ranked
    Stewarts continues to impress the private client market. The firm's purely litigation model ensures that partners are well placed to handle significant private wealth disputes, including those with offshore elements.
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    Taylor Wessing
    Private Wealth Disputes
    2023 | Band 1 | 6 Years Ranked
    Taylor Wessing's contentious trusts team represents clients in multi-jurisdictional litigation and Court of Protection proceedings. The team also advises trustees on potential risks associated with particular arrangements.
  10. Withers LLP
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    Withers LLP
    Private Wealth Disputes
    2023 | Band 1 | 6 Years Ranked
    Withers remains a strong choice for clients involved in complex private wealth disputes. The firm's work also includes representing charities in legacy income cases.
  11. Mishcon de Reya LLP
    Private Wealth Disputes
    2023 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Payne Hicks Beach LLP
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    Payne Hicks Beach LLP
    Private Wealth Disputes
    2023 | Band 2 | 6 Years Ranked
    The team at Payne Hicks Beach advises on the full spectrum of contentious trusts and estates matters. Partners handle cross-border litigation and represent clients involved in cases concerning Inheritance Act claims, fiduciary removals and breach of trust allegations.
  2. Stephenson Harwood LLP
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    Stephenson Harwood LLP
    Private Wealth Disputes
    2023 | Band 2 | 6 Years Ranked
    Stephenson Harwood provides global expertise to ultra high net worth families and business owners on complex trust disputes. Clients may also benefit from the firm's highly rated non-contentious private wealth practice.
  3. Clifford Chance LLP
    Private Wealth Disputes
    2023 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Howard Kennedy LLP
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    Howard Kennedy LLP
    Private Wealth Disputes
    2023 | Band 3 | 5 Years Ranked
    Howard Kennedy handles domestic and international contentious trusts and estate matters. The team assists clients in will and trust validity issues, Court of Protection proceedings and breach of fiduciary duty claims.
  2. Kingsley Napley LLP
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    Kingsley Napley LLP
    Private Wealth Disputes
    2023 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    "They are efficient, responsive and clear in their communications. The level of service delivery is first-class, and consistently so."
  3. McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP
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    McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP
    Private Wealth Disputes
    2023 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    McDermott Will & Emery LLP takes on a wide range of private wealth matters, such as structuring trusts to mitigate future risk, advising trustees on complex disputes and handling Inheritance Act claims.
  4. Russell-Cooke
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    Russell-Cooke
    Private Wealth Disputes
    2023 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    "They are an extremely good private wealth legal team and are very sensible. They are extremely responsive and also have an extremely good group of associates."
  5. Sinclair Gibson LLP
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    Sinclair Gibson LLP
    Private Wealth Disputes
    2023 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    Sinclair Gibson's litigation department handles various trust and probate disputes for clients. The team advises on disputes concerning capacity and variation of trusts applications.
  6. Wedlake Bell LLP
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    Wedlake Bell LLP
    Private Wealth Disputes
    2023 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Wedlake Bell advises clients across domestic and international contentious trusts and probate disputes. Its lawyers are well placed to provide specialist litigation advice on issues relating to asset recovery and breach of duty claims.
  7. Herbert Smith Freehills
    Private Wealth Disputes
    2023 | Band 3