Contentious Trusts & Probate

Trust law and probate disputes are becoming increasingly international with greater scope for disagreement.  As one of the leading firms in the country in this area we are able to unlock difficult inheritance and Trust disputes.  Sometimes the disagreement is between trustees and beneficiaries, but often complex issues are involved such as rights governed by multi-national jurisdictions asserted over the same property.

In disputes of this nature, resolving the conflict with the minimum of time and expense is essential as is having an expertise in this complicated area of the law.  We always explore ways to resolve problems and examine all alternatives before resorting to litigation.

Whether you are an executor facing disappointed beneficiaries or if you require clarity over your duties and obligations to individuals and authorities, or if an executor or beneficiary is dealing with a defective or an unclear will or trust document or if the enforcement of beneficiaries' rights is an issue, we can help you achieve a solution quickly and effectively.  We can also help all parties disentangle the multi-jurisdictional disputes that can arise relating to the ownership of assets.

The Legal 500 UK states that Stephen King has particular experience in Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Gibraltar and that Alastair Murdie provides "invaluable advice".

 

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