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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

5 FLEET PLACE, LONDON, EC4M 7RD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7203 5000
Fax:
Fax 020 7203 0200
DX:
19 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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Web:
www.charlesrussellspeechlys.com
Cheltenham, Doha, Dubai, Geneva, Guildford, London and 4 more

Graeme Kleiner

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Work 020 7427 6674
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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Work Department

Business disputes, charities and not-for-profit, private wealth; litigation and dispute resolution, contentious trusts and estates.

Position

Graeme heads the firm’s contentious trusts and estates team. He advises trustees, executors and beneficiaries in relation to a broad range of disputes. He is recognised in the legal directories as a leader in contentious trust and estates matters. Graeme practises in both domestic and international trust and succession disputes – recent cases have involved parties located in multiple onshore and offshore jurisdictions around the world. He also has a growing practice in IFA disputes and handles fraud and professional negligence cases relating to trust, tax and succession matters. Experience: advising beneficiaries in an offshore trust dispute involving assets in excess of $2bn; advising trustees in a multi-jurisdictional trust dispute involving funds in excess of $100m where there were allegations of fraud against a protector; advising trustees in English divorce proceedings involving assets in a number of jurisdictions; acting for clients in complex Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act disputes.


London: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Graeme Kleiner - Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP  fields a ‘large team of extremely capable and able lawyers which has an extremely high standing in the market’. Key figures include Graeme Kleiner (‘master strategist and established figure in the world of international trust litigation'); the ‘calm, collected and clear-thinking’ Duncan Elson ‘masters the detail and cuts through the complexities of the case’; Roberta Harvey, who is ‘technically strong and very pragmatic’; and the ‘very bright’ Tamasin Perkins, who is ‘always on top of the detail of each case’. At senior associate level Jessica Stafford  is 'strong on domestic and international work with a wealth of offshore experience’, and Oliver Auld  is a ‘future high-flier; calm and unflappable, with an excellent manner with clients’. Highlights included acting for Alan Shearer CBE in relation to claims against his former financial adviser and former pension provider arising from investment losses valued at £9m. The executors of the estate of the late Christine Collins are other major clients. The department also acts on a large number of contentious probate disputes for Cancer Research UK and for a number of other nationally renowned charities.

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