James Price, Geoff Kertesz, Emma Holland and Ellie Hampson-Jones all feature in this year’s Private Client Global Elite guide, compiled by ALM.

The Private Client Global Elite describes itself as “the list of the world’s elite lawyers advising UHNW clients”. Launched in 2017, it serves as a highly respected global directory of the world’s top private client and trust​ and estates litigation talent, as well as rising stars within the industry.

The final list of 650 experts, covering Elite Lawyers, Ones to Watch and Elite Recommends categories, was whittled down from over 6,000 submissions.

James Price, Head of Trust and Probate Litigation, is listed in the guide again in the 2021 edition for his work in dispute resolution, family business governance and other contentious trusts issues. In his profile, James talks about the highlights from the past year, including the expansion of the team with the arrival of Geoff Kertesz, as well as Emma Holland receiving a nomination and the team winning Contentious Trusts and Estates Team of the Year at the Chambers HNW awards. He also discusses what’s in store for the next 12 months, including a 19-week remote trial in a jurisdiction with a 12-hour time difference. The full Q&A can be found here.

Geoff Kertesz features in the guide for his work in trust and probate disputes and succession planning. In his profile, he discusses highlights from the past 12 months, how he came to work in private client and his favourite quote, among other things. Geoff’s highlights include his move to Stewarts. He also gives his advice to rising stars or new lawyers in the private client world, saying: “As a private client adviser, you are a legal counsellor and quite often an emotional counsellor.”

Emma Holland is also listed as a ‘One to Watch’ for her work in trust disputes, probate disputes and within the Court of Protection. Emma has had a strong year, having also been nominated for a Star Associate at the Chambers High Net Worth Awards recently. In her profile, Emma advises new lawyers not to worry about planning a career path, but to ‘focus on doing what you have in hand to the best of your ability’. Please click here to read her full Q&A.

Ellie Hampson-Jones is listed for her matrimonial work, especially where it has an international dimension, and children matters. In her profile, Ellie describes her move from London to Yorkshire as one of the highlights of the past 12 months. She also discusses her hobbies and favourite quote, and gives some advice to rising stars in the field, saying: “The law is extremely important, but so is disseminating it in a way which is calm and logical.” .

The full list can be accessed here.




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