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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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

Oliver Auld

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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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


Oliver advises trustees, protectors, high net-worth individuals and beneficiaries in a broad range of domestic and offshore trust disputes, including claims relating to breach of trust, sham, mistake and challenges to trusts on divorce or insolvency. He also advises on trustees’ applications for rectification, directions or on construction issues, variation of trusts applications and applications for the removal of trustees.

He also acts for personal representatives and beneficiaries in relation to probate disputes concerning domestic and international estates, including claims concerning the administration of estates, rectification the validity of wills and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. His clients include professional and lay executors, high net worth individuals and national charities. Oliver also advises on professional negligence claims arising out of trust, tax and probate matters.

Oliver has been recognised as a “Next Generation Lawyer” in Legal 500, 2017, Contentious Trusts and Probate.

Oliver is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience highlights:

  • Acting for charities defending their legacy income in validity of wills disputes and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
  • Acting for claimants and defendants in professional negligence claims in relation to administration of estates and trusts, including professional charges and investment disputes
  • Advising on issues relating to trust and estate assets invested in commercial enterprises
  • Advising trustees on challenges to trusts on divorce
  • Acting for trustees in uncontested rectification and construction applications

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Contentious trusts and probate

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Oliver Auld - 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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