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Work 020 3375 7000
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Fax 020 3375 7001
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32 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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www.farrer.co.uk

Jeremy Gordon

Tel:
Work 020 3375 7507
Email:
Web:
www.farrer.co.uk/people/Jeremy-Gordon/
Farrer & Co

Work Department

Disputes.

Position

Jeremy advises clients both private and corporate on a wide range of problems that reflect the broad-based nature of the firm’s disputes practice. In addition to having advised on a wide range of commercial disputes, Jeremy has been particularly involved in trusts and estates disputes in recent years, acting for both trustees and beneficiaries. Jeremy frequently advises on matters involving mental capacity issues, working to protect vulnerable people who may be affected by mental illness, addiction or dementia. He has handled claims in various jurisdictions and has extensive experience of representing clients and resolving their claims in arbitration and mediation as well as in High Court litigation.

Career

Trained Farrer & Co; qualified 1991; partner 1999.

Education

Durham (BA).


London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

With almost all of its work involving international dimensions, Farrer & Co's 'great corporate and commercial litigation practice' has a particular emphasis on cases involving complex company structures and asset holdings, shareholder disputes and cross-border commercial contracts. The practice acted for RP Explorer Master Fund in the Commercial Court in its $80m claim against multiple defendants, which arose out of its investments on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. Adrian Parkhouse heads the team, which includes Kate AllassJeremy Gordon, Toby Graham, Ben Longworth and Charlotte Fraser . The key senior associates are Ben Longworth and Jolyon Connell. John Wilkinson joined from Stephenson Harwood.

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London: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Jeremy Gordon - Farrer & Co

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Farrer & Co  has a ‘group of knowledgeable and highly skilled advocates who have great experience of counselling clients in difficult and often quite personal matters’. Standout individuals include Jeremy Gordon, who ‘has a fantastic eye for detail’; Toby Graham, who is ‘particularly adept at understanding the risks and nuances of each case and offering his clients responsible and effective guidance'; Joanna Poole is ‘quickly emerging as one of the ‘go to’ partners for contentious trusts. She is very calm under pressure and is commercially savvy’. Newly promoted partner Charlotte Fraser is ‘incredibly capable. She adopts a commercial attitude along with a technically excellent approach- she will go far’. Senior associate Adam Carvalho is also ‘excellent’ and associate Tom McPhail is ‘smart and meticulous’. The team has ‘gold chip private clients and a strong international presence’. The group benefits from the firm’s stable of high-net-worth clients, trust companies and fiduciaries which all provide a steady flow of interesting and high-profile instructions. In a substantial claim it is currently acting for Julian Sheffield and the Sheffield family defendants, as executors of the estate of the late John Vincent Sheffield and the trustees of the family estate.

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