Geoff Kertesz is set to join Stewarts as a Partner from BDB Pitmans. Geoff joins James Price, who established the Trust and Probate Litigation department at Stewarts in September 2016.

Geoff is well known in the market for acting in trust and probate disputes, whether domestic or international. He advises on all manner of troublesome issues including contested wills, trust disputes, problems administering estates, legacies left to charities, and Inheritance Act claims.

Geoff is dual qualified in England & Wales and California, and moved to London in 2008 where he joined Withers as an Associate. Prior to that, he was based at Reed Smith in California.

Geoff is recognised by Chambers High Net Worth for his expertise, with the guide describing him as “a real superstar”. He is also recognised in the Private Client Global Elite, Citywealth Leader’s List and Who’s Who Thought Leaders. As well as being a Member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Geoff is also a member of the Trusts and Estates Section of the California State Bar.


James Price, Head of Trust and Probate Litigation comments:

“I’m delighted Geoff is joining the team at Stewarts. Geoff is an excellent practitioner with a strong standing in the contentious trusts and probate market. His arrival will enable us to continue to achieve outstanding results for our expanding client base. He also previously worked with other team members Emma Holland and Luca del Panta, so it seemed like a natural fit.”


John Cahill, Managing Partner comments:

“We continue to build a leading Trust and Probate Litigation department at Stewarts, which further adds to our expertise in resolving disputes for high net worth individuals. Geoff’s arrival adds further strength and depth to the team, and his expertise will be valuable to our clients. I am delighted that Geoff is joining us.”



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