Stewarts has today launched a new trust and probate litigation practice with the hire of James Price from Farrers.
James, who joins as a partner and head of the newly created department, is well known in the market for contentious trusts and probate work. He is rated by The Legal 500 as one of the leading individuals in the City within this area and it describes him as “a first rate litigator with an excellent grasp of what is required”.
The department will act for high net worth individuals, families, family offices, trustees and trust companies in contentious trusts and probate matters both in the UK and internationally.
John Cahill, Stewarts’ managing partner commented that:
“James’ appointment and the creation of a dedicated trust and probate litigation practice further strengthens our current market position as a leading litigation firm. James with his expertise and track record is a very welcome addition to the firm.”
James has acted for high net worth individuals, trustees and beneficiaries in disputes in the Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman, Jersey, Guernsey, Singapore and Hong Kong as well as the UK. 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 Price comments:
“Stewarts provides an ideal home for a contentious trust and probate practice. The Firm focusses solely on litigation, is conflict free and has substantial international reach. It has always undertaken trust and probate litigation and building on that work through the creation of a standalone and dedicated department is an exciting prospect.”
James leaves Farrer & Co after more than two decades at the firm, with the last 11 years spent as a partner. He has over twenty years’ experience in handling complex, high value and often high profile litigation in England and other leading trusts jurisdictions.
You can find further information regarding our expertise, experience and team on our Trust and Probate Litigation pages.