Charitable companies, fiduciary duties and civil fraud – The ConTrA Trusts in Litigation Conference
18 February 2020
Luca has experience of a variety of will and probate disputes (including lack of capacity, want of knowledge and approval, and undue influence claims, as well as construction issues, claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, and proprietary estoppel claims).
Luca also has experience of disputes about the administration of trusts (including directions applications, requests for information, and applications for the removal of trustees and protectors).
Luca was part of a team advising New Zealand businessman and philanthropist Sir Owen Glenn on a dispute arising from the breakdown of a property joint venture with Eric Watson, involving claims for breach of fiduciary duty and rescission of loans for over £100m on the basis of fraudulent misrepresentation. The judgment (Glenn v Watson  EWHC 2016 (Ch)) addresses issues such as the fiduciary duties owed by one joint venturer to another and aspects of the law of bribery and secret commissions.
Luca was cited in The Legal 500 2017 as a “rising star… industrious and pay[s] great attention to detail”.
Luca read Classics and Sanskrit at Oxford. He trained at Withers LLP and spent three years at Farrer & Co before joining Stewarts in 2018.
Luca’s hobbies include music, travelling and learning languages, and skiing.