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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Cheltenham, Doha, Dubai, Geneva, Guildford, Hong Kong and 5 more

Graeme Kleiner

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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Contentious Trusts & Estates, Charities & Not-for-Profit, Private Wealth


Graeme heads the firm's Contentious Trusts & Estates team. He advises trustees, executors and beneficiaries in relation to a broad range of disputes. Graeme is recognised in the legal directories as a leader in contentious trust and estates matters. He 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. Graeme regularly works alongside his colleagues in the family and private client teams on complex multi-jurisdictional issues. He also has a growing practice in IFA disputes and handles fraud and professional negligence cases relating to trust, tax and succession matters.

Graeme is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience highlights:

  • Advising beneficiaries in an offshore trust dispute involving assets in excess of $2bn
  • Advising trustees on 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 has been involved in some of the largest and most high-profile cases domestically and offshore including a heavily contested hearing overseas and a privately heard matter for a very well-known person in the English Court of Protection. It has also been involved in the recently published decision of Cowan v Foreman. There is a particular focus on attracting complex high-value cross-border disputes work often involving multiple jurisdictions. Graeme Kleiner heads the team and advises trustees, executors and beneficiaries on a broad range of disputes. In addition Kleiner has a growing practice in IFA disputes and also handles fraud and professional negligence cases relating to trust, tax and succession matters. Other key team members include Duncan Elson, Tamasin Perkins, Aimee West, Oliver Auld and Jessica Stafford.

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