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Michel Abt is a partner of FBT Attorneys-at-law and the head of its tax group. He is also part of FBT Banking and Finance as he is a specialist of investment funds, in particular real estate funds. He is a skilful lawyer with more than fifteen years of experience.

Michel is very active in advising high net worth individuals, banks, investment managers, trusts, trustees and family offices, both in Switzerland and abroad, on numerous legal issues related to holding structures. He regularly assists wealth planning departments of several banks in Geneva on issues relating to their high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients. He has a notable understanding of cross-border tax issues, with an expertise on France.

FBT Attorneys-at-law, 47, rue du 31-Décembre, 1207 Geneva, Switzerland

T: +41 22 849 60 40
F: +41 22 849 60 50
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" When it comes to defending reputation and privacy especially for powerful people, there isn't time for small talk. A good reputation adviser needs to be a straight talker and deliver desired outcomes fast. Rachel has a strong track record of doing just that."

A specialist in safeguarding the reputations of prominent individuals and businesses, Rachel couples her experience in media law with a detailed knowledge of reputation threats that emanate from non-media sources. With a wealth of experience in this area - from disgruntled employees to black swan incidents – Rachel is frequently instructed by HNWIs, CEOs, private businesses and PLCs to defend reputation, whatever the threat.

Schillings, 41 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3HX, United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)20 7034 9000
F: +44 (0)20 7034 9100

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2016 - Powerwomen Awards - Woman of the Year: Leadership (Professional Services) - Silver

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" Toby is fantastic with clients and a great tactician. He is equally adept at litigating outcomes in difficult cases as he is in negotiating bespoke solutions. I am quite sure will be one of the industry leaders for years to come."

Toby advises clients in relation to a broad range of family law issues arising from the breakdown of marriage or cohabitation, with a particular emphasis on the financial claims that arise on divorce. He is experienced in dealing with international cases often involving trusts, family businesses and tracing assets.

Toby also advises on private children law matters, from disputes about parental arrangements and financial claims to the relocation of children across jurisdictions. On the non-contentious side, Toby advises in relation to pre and post nuptial agreements, cohabitation contracts and asset protection.

5 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3BF

T: +44 (0)20 7822 8144
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" Camilla is no-nonsense and a robust but constructive litigator. Not only are her cases underpinned by a clear strategy, but her clients understand what she is saying and why. Camilla is known to fight the client’s corner with humour and charm. Her ability to combine clear legal advice, acute analysis of the facts and her client’s aims is one of her core strengths."

A graduate of Cambridge University, Camilla has over twenty-four years of experience in family law. She advises on all areas of privately funded family and matrimonial work including separation, divorce, cohabitation, civil partnerships, pre and post nuptial agreements, financial settlements, disputes involving children and international child abduction work.

The firm is based in Mayfair and includes partner Henrietta Thomas and a team of highly experienced family lawyers.

 

Camilla Baldwin, 3 Charles Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5DD, United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)20 7409 1133
F: +44 (0)20 7409 1134

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2016 - Magic Circle Awards - Family/Matrimonial Law Firm of the Year, Boutique, Winner

2015 - Magic Circle Awards - Family/Matrimonial Law Firm of the Year, Boutique, Winner

2015 - Powerwomen Awards - Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year, Bronze Award

 

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" “Bright and personable. A dynamic combination.”"

Frédérique Bensahel is the head of the banking and finance group of FBT Attorneys-at-law. She is an accomplished lawyer with over twenty-five years of experience. Frédérique advises high net worth individuals, banks, investment managers, trusts, trustees and family offices, both in Switzerland and abroad, on numerous legal issues related to holding structures.

She regularly assists wealth planning departments of several banks in Geneva on issues relating to their high net worth and ultra high net worth clients. She has a thorough knowledge of trusts and gives frequent advice in this regard, notably on cross border trust disputes.

FBT Attorneys-at-law, 47, rue du 31-Décembre, 1207 Geneva, Switzerland

T: +41 22 849 60 40
F: +41 22 849 60 50
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Bryan has considerable experience in all corporate transactions, but has a particular focus on working for international clients in relation to buying and selling businesses in England. He also works closely with owner managed businesses providing corporate advisory services, from everyday business law questions to buying and selling companies. Bryan builds long term relationships with clients who value his knowledge and advice. 

Irwin Mitchell, 40 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1N 2PZ

T: +44 (0)207 650 3819
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" I can only highly recommend Jean-Luc Bochatay and his team at FBT in Geneva and Paris. Jean-Luc is a highly trusted adviser on Swiss and international tax issues both for private individuals and for companies. He and his team have proven very helpful in handling the most complex issues and are capable of resolving knotty transnational tax and legal situations to the utmost satisfaction of our clients. "

Jean-Luc is co-founder and chairman of FBT Attorneys-at-law and a recognised expert in Franco-Swiss cross-border tax and regulatory issues. He advises high net worth individuals, legal entities, trust companies and family offices, both in Switzerland and abroad, on a wide range of legal issues such as tax, estate planning and asset holding structures. He also assists his clients in the establishment and restructuring of companies, tax rulings and tax optimisation and has a broad experience in handling and coordinating multi-jurisdictional projects. Jean-Luc has published on tax aspects of trusts and successions and is a frequent speaker on Franco-Swiss tax-related issues.

FBT Attorneys-at-law, 47, rue du 31-Décembre, 1207 Geneva, Switzerland

T: +41 (0)22 849 60 40
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" John proved extremely helpful with an investor enquiry and went out of his way to help, more so than would be expected."

John Budge is a member of the Private Client Group of Wilkinson & Grist and advises private clients, trust companies and private banks in contentious, trust and probate matters. He is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists and the Vice Chair of the Philanthropy Group of STEP in Hong Kong. He is also involved in many mental incapacity cases in the Court of First Instance in Hong Kong.

Wilkinson & Grist, 6th Floor, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong
T: (852) 2905 4628

jrbudge@wilgrist.com
www.wilgrist.com

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" I had a harrowing family dispute that had caused me nothing but pain for many years. With the help of Michael Cash’s guiding hand the dispute was sorted out and I have been able to move on with my life for which I am immensely grateful. "

Head of Penningtons Manches’ contentious private client practice, Michael specialises in domestic and international trust and estate litigation including disputed wills, breach of trust claims, administration of estate disputes, and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.  In addition, Michael advises on contentious applications in the Court of Protection, succession planning and acting for charities. 

Penningtons Manches LLP, da Vinci House, Basing View, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 4EQ

T: +44 (0)1256 407183
F: +44 (0)1256 479425
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" Debbie is a joy to work with, bright, principled and fair."

Debbie is a partner at Stewarts Law specialising in family matters, dealing with all aspects but with a particular bias towards cases involving complex financial issues with high value assets, including those with an international dimension.

Debbie co-founded Creative Divorce (then Collaborative Solutions) as England's first multi-disciplinary group of collaborative professionals and maintains a thriving collaborative law practice, including dealing with several of the largest collaborative cases in the UK. She is a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and was a long-standing member of the Resolution Standards Committee, writing the organisation's published Good Practice Guide to working with the Bar.

5 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3BF

T: +44 (0)20 7822 8023
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" Adrian Clossick has established himself as one of the most well respected matrimonial finance practitioners in the North; not only is he extremely bright and tenacious where required, but he also has very good instincts and a personable manner, making him an excellent choice of solicitor, whatever the level of difficulty in the case."

Adrian specialises in all aspects of divorce and private family law with a particular emphasis on the resolution of complex financial issues for high net worth individuals, whether married or unmarried. A significant number of his cases involve trusts, including offshore, commercial and tax issues, family businesses, inherited wealth, international aspects and the tracing of assets.

Adrian also advises on the negotiation of pre and post-nuptial agreements, and has a particular interest in cohabitation claims, including the property rights of unmarried families. He also advises on disputes relating to children, including contact, paternity, residence and financial provision. 

9 Bond Court, Leeds, LS1 2JZ

T: +44 (0)113 222 0039
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" Jane Craig is an impressive operator in the field. She has a wealth of experience and she has an unflappable and reassuring demeanour. She is superb at advising clients in a sensitive manner in often hugely stressful matters with calm and gravitas."

Jane is head of Penningtons Manches’ family law department. She specialises in the financial aspects of high value divorces and civil partnership dissolutions, complex disputes about residence, contact and other welfare issues concerning children, financial settlements for children of unmarried parents and disputes arising from the breakdown of cohabitation.

She is an elected Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL), a worldwide association of practising lawyers who are recognised by their peers as the most experienced and expert family law specialists in their respective countries.

Penningtons Manches LLP, 125 Wood Street, London EC2V 7AW

T: +44 (0)20 7457 3000
F: +44 (0)20 7457 3240
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" Laura Dadswell is a truly outstanding private client lawyer. Her attention to detail and intellectual vigour cannot be overstated. Laura combines first class client handling skills with delivering positive and practical outcomes for clients. "

Laura co-heads Penningtons Manches’ Private Wealth sector group. An international tax and trust specialist with particular expertise in working with US issues and corporate wealth structuring, her focus is on providing commercial, but also tailored and sensitive answers to how best to steward family wealth in often complex circumstances – whether these are due to family issues or the assets involved. 

 

Penningtons Manches LLP, 125 Wood Street, London EC2V 7AW

T: 020 7457 3000
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Ursula Danagher heads up the Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth team in the South East and the family team in Chichester. She is also a partner in the family team in London. 

Ursula promotes and improves Irwin Mitchell’s levels of service delivery to their clients, who enjoy the complex lifestyles that are associated with people who work hard in life to achieve their and their family’s goals. Ursula works to help clients enhance their wealth and assets to best advantage.

Thomas Eggar House, Friary Lane, Chichester, PO19 1UF

T: +44 (0)207 650 3891
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James advises on a broad range of domestic and international issues. He acts for high net worth individuals, families, trustees, banks and entrepreneurs on wills, trusts, and succession planning. He also advises on UK and international tax issues, owner-managed business succession planning, administration of estates and powers of attorney. He has extensive experience in advising clients on regularising their UK tax affairs, particularly in relation to the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility and the application of the Swiss-UK Tax Cooperation Agreement.

He has had several articles published in well-regarded private client journals including the Trusts and Estates Law Journal and Private Client Practitioner.

 

Penningtons Manches LLP, 125 Wood Street, London EC2V 7AW

T: 020 7457 3135
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" Her advice is always clear, concise and thoroughly researched. She is extremely talented and destined for even greater heights in the near future. I am confident her portfolio of global high net worth families will agree."

Hazar’s current work focuses on advising high net worth individuals and providing global immigration solutions to large multinational organisations. Her clients also include university and large private education providers. Her experience includes advising on all applications under the points based system, with specific expertise in Tier 1 Investor and Entrepreneur applications. She also advises on family applications including EU law and claims to British citizenship. Hazar is an elected executive committee member of Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA).

125 Wood Street, London, EC2V 7AW

 

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" Tracy provides the highest level of professionalism, care and advice. I throw every type of situation at her, and she magically gets it fixed. In reality, there is no such thing as magic, just sheer expertise and experience. "

Tracy, made partner in 2012, heads Morgan Lewis’s immigration practice in London.  With more than eighteen years’ experience practising immigration and nationality law, Tracy helps corporate and individual clients navigate the complexities of the UK immigration system.  Tracy’s work covers investors, entrepreneurs, nationality applications and rights under European law and family related immigration.  She works closely with international wealth managers and family offices when advising HNW clients who require bespoke UK immigration solutions. Tracy also counsels companies on employee relocation programs and international assignments, visas, permanent residency, or British citizenship, and helps develop internal immigration policies and practices.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP, Condor House, 5-10 St. Paul's Churchyard, London, EC4M 8AL

T: 44 (0)20 3201 5544
F: +44 (0)20 3201 5001
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" Trudi has an exceptionally strong insight into the overall strategy that a financial remedy case requires as well as an appreciation of the tactics needed to execute it. She possesses a powerful grasp of the complex financial issues that ‘big money’ cases routinely present."

Trudi Featherstone heads the Goodman Ray divorce and separation team. She has extensive experience in the complex and high value matrimonial and cohabitation cases, often with an international dimension. She also advises on relationship breakdown as it affects children cases. She is a resolution-accredited specialist in advanced and complex financial disputes and private children law work. Trudi is viewed as a formidable litigator, with a strong track record of achieving the best possible outcome for clients. She also works as a collaborative lawyer, enabling clients to resolve disputes by negotiation without court proceedings.

5 Cranwood Street, London, EC1V 9GR5

T: +44 (0)20 7608 1227
F: +44 (0)20 7250 1786
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" I have known Stephen Foster for twenty years and watched his meteoric rise in the family law world. He now heads up one of the best family law practices in England. He is tough and talented, a no nonsense lawyer, who is not afraid to take on even the most aggressive and unpleasant adversaries both solicitor and client. He is a pragmatist and cuts through the quagmire to achieve excellent settlements for his clients. A pre-eminent leader in our field."

Department head Stephen Foster has been responsible for assembling the forty-strong Divorce and Family department, who deal with many of the largest cases before the English Courts. The team has unrivalled expertise in unravelling complicated trust structures and assets hidden behind companies.

Stephen has wide experience of dealing with complex divorce and family cases. He represents both husbands and wives primarily in high value divorce cases many of which have an international dimension and often involve complex financial structures.  He also deals with high-profile children’s cases, including relocation applications both within the UK and abroad.

5 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3BF

T: +44 (0)20 7822 8020
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Adviser to US and international clients on US and cross-border real estate, business and global investment matters, Peter holds law degree from Oxford University. Admitted to legal practice in the US (California), the UK and Hong Kong. Chairman of InterCounsel, an association of international law firms in North and South America, Europe and Asia.  Past chair of the California State Bar International Law Section, and ABA committees on international real estate investment and international secured transactions, and adviser to the ABA’s Task Force on transactional legal practice. He is a frequent presenter and author on US and international legal matters.

5900 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA  90036, USA

T: +1 323-651-5600
F: +1 323-651-5612

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2006 - Magic Circle Award - California Attorney of the Year
 

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" Not only is David’s trust and estate law knowledge and experience extensive but he is also an excellent communicator. David also has a wide network of professional contacts who are able to cover the areas of expertise outside his field."

David acts for a wide range of private clients, including high net worth individuals and trustees, and deals with a broad range of private client trust and tax work, both onshore and offshore. Much of David's time is spent in advising private clients on cross-border issues, including the co-ordination of advice in a number of different jurisdictions. David is also interested in the field of charities and philanthropy and heads Edwin Coe's Charity Group. David is a member of STEP, the Charity Law Association and the Editorial Board of "The Journal of International Tax,Trust and Corporate Planning.

Edwin Coe, 2 Stone Buildings, Lincoln's Inn, London, WC2A 3TH

T: +44 (0)20 7691 4185
F: +44 (0)20 7691 4170
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Patricia Guerra, Partner at Meyerlustenberger Lachenal
Patricia Guerra, Partner at Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

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" One of the most important women in wealth."

Patricia Guerra is senior partner and head of private clients Zurich of the Swiss leading law firm Meyerlustenberger Lachenal. She has substantial experience and expertise in advising high net worth individuals with regard to their Swiss and international businesses and personal matters, including wealth transfer and structures to hold their private assets, estate planning and successions, relocations and philanthropy. Patricia acts as member of the board of Swiss charitable foundations. She is fluent in English, Spanish, German and French. Patricia Guerra is the honorary consul of Ecuador in Zurich.

Meyerlustenberger Lachenal, Forchstrasse 452, PO Box 1432, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland


T: +41 (0)44 396 91 91
F: +41 (0)44 396 91 92
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" Emma is the essence of what HNW clients want and need in a family lawyer: she is highly intelligent, industrious, constructive, fast, and she provides commercially-driven advice with no sitting on the fence or waffle. She is without doubt a, if not the, leading light of her generation and she knocks spots off the rest with her brilliance. "

Emma has a breadth of experience within family breakdown but with particular focus on the associated financial issues. A significant number of her cases involve trusts, family businesses, inherited wealth and tracing assets.

Emma also has expertise in negotiating and drafting pre- and post- nuptial agreements, both in a domestic and international context. She advises on cohabitation claims and private law children issues, including applications to relocate internationally.

Emma is a trained collaborative lawyer and family mediator. She is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is a member of Creative Divorce.

5 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3BF

T: +44 (0)20 7822 8024
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" Richard is an outstanding family lawyer. He is very client focused and will go the extra mile for his clients. His overriding objective is to resolve matters as quickly as possible for their benefit - he will not argue unnecessarily over small points, unless, of course, his clients ask him to."

Richard focuses on negotiating the financial aspects of divorce and civil partnership dissolution, separation and preparing pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements. Commonly, these matters will have an international element and, often involves liaising with lawyers in several different jurisdictions. Reflective of his private client background, Richard is also involved in cases involving complex tax and trust issues.

Richard has authored several articles for professional journals and has been quoted many times in the national and international press. He has also presented at a number of conferences both in the UK and abroad, often on the topic of pre-nuptial agreements.

5 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3BF

T: +44 (0)20 7822 8140
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" Matt is a seriously good lawyer. He has an incredible eye for detail and is as happy dealing with multi-million pound offshore trusts as he is with complex corporate structures. I would definitely want him on my side in any case."

Matthew specialises in all aspects of divorce and private family law, including the negotiation of pre and post- nuptial agreements, with a particular emphasis on the resolution of complex financial issues for high net worth individuals, whether married or unmarried. As a member of Resolution's Cohabitation Working Party, Matthew has a particular interest in cohabitation claims including the property rights of unmarried families. He also advises on disputes relating to financial provision for children.

5 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3BF

T: +44 (0)20 7822 8170
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" Davina has carried me through three years of litigated finance and Children Act proceedings. On both fronts she more than delivered the results she promised. But more than that she was a constant source of support and positivity in the bleakest of times. I owe her a debt."

Davina advises on the full breadth of family law issues from the breakdown of married and unmarried relationships, with a particular focus on financial remedy, to matters involving children, such as residence and contact disputes as well as applications to relocate internationally. Her clients range from public figures in the media and entertainment industry to city professionals and entrepreneurs with a niche in representing individuals in the banking, private equity and hedge fund space. She frequently acts for large financial institutions and companies joined to divorce proceedings.

41 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3HX, United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)20 7034 9000
F: +44 (0)20 7034 9100
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" Sam has been tremendous in his ability to keep me calm, process information quickly and accurately and to ensure that I had totally professional and speedy advice, ensuring that I kept on the right track and did not let my emotions take over the negotiations. The result has been a commercial settlement on the financial aspects, with the best result possible. "

Sam specialises in divorce and private family law with a particular emphasis on the resolution of complex financial issues for high net worth individuals. He also has experience negotiating pre- and post- nuptial agreements

A growing number of Sam's cases are resolved within arbitration, a private forum where specialist judges are used to assist in determining any issues which cannot be agreed between the parties, on a far swifter timetable than can be achieved through the courts. He also advises on disputes relating to children, including the arrangements for children of separated parents, issues of paternity, and financial provision.

5 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3BF

T: +44 (0)20 7822 8018

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2013  Magic Circle Awards - Citywealth YP, New Leader of the Year 

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Odell Milne has led Brodies' land and rural business team since 2007. She has over thirty years’ experience in all areas of rural business and is accredited by the Law Society as a specialist in agriculture. In 2013, she was named Scottish Farmer’s Property/Farm Adviser of the Year and she is also an acknowledged expert in compulsory purchase. Odell has led the teams responsible for some of the most important rural property deals in Scotland, including the largest farm sales in Scotland. She acts for a  number of rural estates and businesses, advising in relation to forestry, farm, development, agriculture, renewables and commercial projects as well as in relation to sale and purchase of land.

 

15 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 8HA, Scotland

T: +44 (0)131 656 0189
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Maryse Naudin began her career in the tax department of one of the major accounting firms. She now has more than thirty years' experience in advising and defending a varied clientele, from multinational corporations to high net worth individuals, in relation to cross-border tax issues. She has a particular expertise in advising foreign investors acquiring French real estate property as well as advising French clients with foreign interests. Maryse Naudin also has a wealth of expertise in matters relating to trust aspects in a civil law environment, European taxation, and in particular to tax litigation with respect to community freedoms.

Tirard, Naudin, 9, Rue Boissy d’Anglas, 75008 Paris, France

T: +33 (0)1 53 57 36 00
F: +33 (0)1 47 23 63 31
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" Katherine has produced excellent technical advice in a straightforward manner that was easily understood. She is personable and approachable and dispenses her advice in a measured but engaging style, avoiding the use of jargon or overly complicating issues. We regard Katherine as a first rate lawyer."

Katherine advises professional trustees, settlors and beneficiaries on matters relevant to trusts and foundations, including drafting trust deeds and advising on complex structures including employee reward schemes, JPUTs and pensions.
Katherine joined Ogier in 2012, having previously been a partner at Harvey Ingram Shakespeare in their Leicester and Birmingham offices. She was advising a variety of high net worth private, charitable, and commercial clients on contentious and non-contentious issues.

Katherine graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA Hons in Law and French and completed her academic training at College of Law, York.
She is a member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists, the working party for charities legislation in Jersey and until 2012 was the vice chair of the Law Society of England and Wales Private Client Section.

Ogier, 44 The Esplanade, St Helier, Jersey, JE4 9WG, United Kingdom
T: +44 1534 514272

katherine.neal@ogier.com
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" James is an experienced lawyer of choice who is well respected in the commercial litigation field for providing consistently straightforward and excellent advice. He instills confidence in clients and those working with him."

James specialises in disputes relating to private wealth matters, trusts and succession. He has substantial experience in handling complex, high value and often high profile litigation in England and other leading trusts jurisdictions. James has acted for high net worth individuals, trustees and beneficiaries in disputes in the Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman, Jersey, Guernsey, Singapore and Hong Kong. These disputes have involved allegations of breach of trust, fraud, sham, the removal of trustees, requests for disclosure of documents, applications for trustee approval and issues arising out of divorce.

James graduated from Durham University with a BA Hons in Law. He joined Stewarts in August 2016.

5 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3BF

T: +44 (0)20 7936 8090
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" Her financial advice during my acrimonious and complicated divorce was extremely thorough and clearly explained. The entire process was cost effective and I value all the work she has done. Gillian supported me throughout and I find her to be an excellent divorce lawyer who cares for her clients and looks after them. "

Gillian advises on all areas of domestic and international family law and has an extensive international practice. She has a bias towards the financial aspects of relationship breakdown and regularly deals with highly complex, high net worth financial claims. She is also very experienced in private law children disputes and financial applications by a single parent on behalf of a child.  Gillian is a respected author writing for publications such as the Law Society Gazette and Clarke, Hall and Morrison on Children. She is often quoted in print media and has broadcast on national radio.

Penningtons Manches LLP, 125 Wood Street, London EC2V 7AW

T: +44 (0)20 7457 3000
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Joshua Rubenstein, Co-Managing Partner,Partner, National Head Trusts, Estates at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
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Joshua Rubenstein, Co-Managing Partner,Partner, National Head Trusts, Estates at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

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" Josh has been a source of calm perspective and prudent planning for our peripatetic family of artists. He keeps us focused on the important planning matters without sacrificing attention to detail, and his knowledge of the law and estate best practice is second to none."

Joshua has an in-depth knowledge that encompasses personal, family, business, philanthropic and tax considerations as well as state, federal and international law. He advises clients and provides counsel in a wide range of jurisdictions including Hong Kong, Singapore, Cayman, Bermuda, United Arab Emirates, United States, and the European Union.

Joshua advises businesses and private individuals, including high net worth individuals, senior executives, professionals, entrepreneurs, artists and others with unique intellectual property interests. He has counselled clients in trust and estates matters for more than thirty years, building relationships with those who value and rely upon his advice.

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, 575 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10022-2585, USA

T: +1 212 940 7150
F: +1 212 940 7162
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Nick Rucker runs the Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth London and international team. He has a background in corporate and private client law with particular interest in international structuring, investment structures, tax, family and private offices and investment. Nick spent five years outside the legal profession as a banker at UBS in their UK investment banking team specialising in investment funds. 

Irwin Mitchell, Fourth Floor, 19 Berkeley Street, London, W1J 8ED

T: +44 (0)207 399 0931
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" Keith has a proven track record of helping successful individuals navigate the legal and emotional complexities that stem from an invasion of privacy and attacks on reputation. He is the definitive privacy and reputation lawyer, a legal pioneer and one of the leading lawyers of our time."

Keith has worked at the heart of reputation and privacy law for over three decades and is regarded as an eminent practitioner in his field. Credited with having created a right of privacy in England following a landmark ruling by the House of Lords in 2004, Keith works with leading international corporations and high profile individuals; providing strategic advice on reputation and privacy threats. Having seen the nature of privacy and reputation threats evolve, he is often involved in providing advice on issues that emanate from digital or non-traditional media sources using his expertise in cyber, copyright, data protection and commercial litigation.

Schillings, 41 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3HX, United Kingdom

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Saleem Sheikh specialises in international and offshore tax, arbitration and dispute resolution. He advises private individuals and corporate clients whose business and personal interests are international in nature.

Saleem became a partner in 1985 and was appointed senior partner in 2001. He attended the College of Law qualifying as a solicitor in 1983. Saleem is fluent in several languages, including Urdu, Punjabi, Kiswahili, Kachhi, Hindi and Gujerati. He is a member of the International Bar Association, the London Court of International Arbitration and the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers. He is also an associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

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" James acts in some of the most complex cases in London and has been widely recognised as a leader in his field. I would not hesitate to recommend him to any client."

Widely recognised as a family lawyer with a commercial edge and a pioneer in family dispute resolution, James is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Chair of Collaborative Family Law. He is Parliamentarian and Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL). James is among the leading international family lawyers in England and one of only three family lawyers to be included in the 2015 London Super Lawyers ‘Top 10 list.’

Penningtons Manches LLP, 125 Wood Street, London EC2V 7AW

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Jean-Marc Tirard has considerable experience in French and international law, and tax and estate planning for French and foreign high net worth individuals. He began his career with the French tax administration before moving into an advisory role. He has more than forty years’ experience advising French and foreign companies and private clients on domestic and international corporate tax issues, negotiating with tax authorities and handling tax litigation. He has published many articles and books on these subjects, both in French and in English, and is rated as one of the leading tax and private client French lawyers in surveys.

Tirard, Naudin, 9, Rue Boissy d’Anglas, 75008 Paris, France

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" Helen is one of the most rigorous and talented family lawyers in London. Fearless, she commands respect from all her opponents. She combines strategic vision with a complete grasp of the detail. Representing almost exclusively HNW individuals or their spouses, she has both a formidable and comprehensive grasp of the principles which will determine the outcome and a terrific work ethic."

Helen approaches each case with meticulous attention, exercising commercial astuteness and formidable judgement, developed over years of experience of dealing with challenging matters. Helen is recognised for her unparalleled experience in tackling cases involving multi-jurisdictional proceedings and an impressive track record for acting in the most complex and high value cases. Her talent for achieving successful settlements has earned her the respect of not just her clients but also of her peers.

Her reputation for protecting her clients' interests and supporting her clients through the process of being divorced is second to none, and she does so with sensitivity and utmost discretion.

5 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3BF

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Jackie is a nationally recognised family and divorce lawyer in the City. Accredited by Resolution as a specialist in cases involving substantial assets and pensions, she is also a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers. 

Although experienced in complex litigation, Jackie also runs a successful mediation practice as an alternative to the more conventional court-based approach to resolving the issues that arise on relationship breakdown. Jackie's case-load comprises complex and high value matters often with an international element. She acts for City professionals, clients with inherited wealth, entrepreneurs, land owners, and senior executives of global businesses.

Taylor Vinters, Tower 42, 33rd Floor, 25 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1HQ 

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" Toby is a great street fighter and well able to deal with all levels of dispute in family law. He has an in depth understanding of his clients needs whilst giving pragmatic advice at all times. Toby is a litigator at heart and has the necessary skill set whatever the dispute. A cool head, Toby is much admired by his clients."

Toby heads up Collyer Bristow’s family team. He advises on all areas of private family law including financial applications, separation agreements, judicial separations, contested and non-contested divorces, jurisdiction disputes, injunctions and applications relating to children. Toby represents a wide variety of clients and has significant experience in dealing with cases involving an international element. He has particular expertise in prenuptial agreements.

 

Toby is the author of Resolution's guidance on access by the media to private hearings. He lectures on family law, co-authored Resolution’s updated code of practice and is a fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Collyer Bristow, 4 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4TF

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