Our Trust and Probate Litigation team has been named Contentious Trusts & Estates Team of the Year at the Chambers High Net Worth Awards 2020.

The team is described by the Chambers High Net Worth guide as “highly regarded”, with one international adviser remarking: “It’s always a very good experience working with the firm. The lawyers are very careful and empathetic.” A wealth expert notes: “They are doing some spectacular work.” The guide also comments on the team’s track record in offshore and international cases.


Head of Department James Price commented:

“We are thrilled to have won Contentious Trusts and Estates Team of the Year at the Chambers HNW Awards. We have grown in both size and profile over the last year and this award is testament to the sterling work put in by every member of the team. I would like to add my thanks to Simon Christian and his team at Chambers”


The team has expanded this year with the hire of Geoff Kertesz. The guide describes Geoff as “excellent – proactive, practical and he keeps me informed”. James Price is described as being “a fabulous litigator who is astute and sharp”. Emma Holland is noted as a rising star with one commentator saying: “She’s really hands-on and very responsive.” You can read more about Emma in her career story. Luca del Panta, who joined in 2018, was recently listed as a ‘High Achiever’ by STEP and was a winner of their Worldwide Excellence AwardCatriona Abraham qualified into the team this year after training at Stewarts following a career in investment management.


The most recent publishable case of note that the department has worked on is in relation to proceedings arising out of the dispute between Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) and JP Morgan. In this case, the team were successful in a jurisdictional challenge in the Commercial Court. Further information about that case can be found in an article written for STEP, here.

The award ceremony was held virtually this year due to the social distancing measures in place because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The department’s profile in the Chambers High Net Worth guide can be found here. The full shortlist and a list of winners of the awards can be found here.




You can find further information regarding our expertise, experience and team on our Trust and Probate Litigation pages.

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