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Toby Graham

Tel:
Work 020 3375 7132
Email:
Web:
www.farrer.co.uk/people/Toby-Graham/
Farrer & Co

Work Department

Disputes.

Position

Toby is head of Farrer & Co's Contentious Trusts and Estates group. He specialises in contentious trusts and estates, usually of high-value with international elements. He has been involved in trusts disputes before courts in England, The Bahamas, Bermuda, BVI, Cayman, Cyprus, Guernsey, Jersey, Singapore, Switzerland and TCI. He has experience of a broad range of disputes such as third party claims; validity issues; breach of trust; Hastings Bass; applications for approval under VTA; disputes over investment performance; Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975; validity challenged to wills. Toby is co-editor of Trusts & Trustees published by Oxford University Press; a member of the editorial board of Wills & Trusts Law Reports; a co-editor of “A Practical Guide to the Transfer of Trusteeships” (2nd ed) published by STEP and is the author of the course notes for the STEP Certificate in Trust Disputes.

Career

Called to the Bar in 1989 (Tancred Scholar); admitted to solicitor February 1992; trained with Simmons & Simmons 1989 to 1994; Taylor Joynson Garrett/Taylor Wessing 1994-2007 (partner October 1999 and Head of Contentious Trusts & Estates Group 2003).

Member

Trust Law Committee; STEP Contentious Trusts and Estates Special Interest Group (Chair); International Academy of Estate and Trust Law; STEP; ACTAPS.

Education

University of East Anglia.


London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Farrer & Co's 'lawyers are interested in clients' business and go to great lengths to understand the issues that affect them'. The practice has an emphasis on cases involving complex company structures and asset holdings, shareholder disputes and commercial contracts. The key individuals are  practice head Adrian Parkhouse, the 'outstanding' Kate Allass, Jeremy Gordon and Toby Graham, along with Ian De Freitas, John Wilkinson, Charlotte Fraser and Ben Longworth. Jolyon Connell was made partner in 2019 and William Charrington is an experienced senior associate.

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London: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Toby Graham - Farrer & Co

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Farrer & Co is regularly involved in many of the largest trust and estates disputes often involving one or more offshore jurisdictions. Recently it has been involved in proceedings taking place in The Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Jersey, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. The team benefits from the firm’s stable of high-net-worth clients, trust companies and fiduciaries from England and Wales and overseas, which provides a steady flow of high-value and complex instructions in this area. It is also increasingly advising on legacy disputes. Toby Graham and Jeremy Gordon are highly recommended. Gordon also has extensive experience of resolving claims at mediation as well as in court. The team also includes Charlotte Fraser, Joanna Poole and Adam Carvalho.

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