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Charles Lloyd

Tel:
Work 020 7831 9222
Email:
Macfarlanes LLP

Work Department

Litigation.

Position

Partner in the litigation department. Specialisation in trust and probate litigation; international commercial litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.

Career

Called 1988, transferred to become a solicitor 1990; qualified 1992; assistant solicitor litigation department Macfarlanes 1992-2001, partner 2001.

Member

LSLA (London Solictors Litigation Association); ACTAPS (Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists).

Education

Millfield School; Exeter University (1987 LLB Hons 2(1)); Council of Legal Education (1988).


London: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Charles Lloyd - Macfarlanes LLP

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Macfarlanes LLP ‘has a truly outstanding team from partner level to trainee level’. Charles Lloyd ‘conducts high-value and difficult litigation with charm, urbanity and intelligence’. The ‘organised, very determined and assured’ Jonathan Arr  ‘has established himself as a major presence in the sphere of international trust litigation’. The ‘impressivePiers Barclay , the ‘polished and incisive’ Matthew Pintus  (now a consultant) and the ‘hugely successful’ Simon Day (a senior solicitor) are also recommended. Clients of the ‘completely top-class and extremely professional team’ include beneficiaries, spouses, trustees, financial institutions, entrepreneurs and those with hereditary wealth and protectors. The group regularly deals with some of the largest trusts and estates that often hold prominent businesses, other substantial property holdings and large cash and investment portfolios.

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