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Rupert Ticehurst

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Partner in the trusts and personal tax team, Rupert is a private client lawyer with a substantial trusts and estates litigation practice, specialising in complex, unusual and large-scale matters. Advises on all areas of trusts law for families, individuals and charities, for clients based in both the UK and overseas. Is a regular keynote speaker at major industry events and voted one of City Wires Top 10 Lawyers Wealth Managers Need to Know.


A former lecturer at Kings College, London and a qualified barrister. Headed the private wealth and charities practice at Herbert Smith before joining Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP as a partner in June 2011.


Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists.

London: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Rupert Ticehurst - Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP  has a ‘highly competent and experienced team that provides thorough and practical advice. It is a leading practice with real strength and depth’. The practice is headed by ‘star litigatorRupert Ticehurst, who is a ‘very effective trusts litigator who can think outside the box and find creative and commercially viable solutions to the most complicated of problems’. Murray North has an ‘excellent understanding of his clients’ needs and a wealth of understanding to draw on to provide sensible and commercial advice’. Jessica Henson  has an ‘excellent brain’ and has notable experience in advising on asset protection in the context of cross-jurisdictional divorce proceedings. Simon Golding  handles a range of private wealth disputes such as partnership and minority shareholder actions as well as tax litigation and disputes involving marital law. Ticehurst, Henson and Goldring are ‘true industry professionals; their advice is not just correct, it is pragmatic’. The team continues to advise Dowager Duchess of Marlborough in relation to the estate of the 11th Duke of Marlborough on a number of contentious issues in the aftermath of the death of her late husband.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP has a ‘very responsive and approachable team that provides superb advice’. Clients are ‘continuously impressed by the quality of the advice. The recent merger with Bryan Cave also adds a US string to its bow’. The ‘first-class tax and trust department ’ has various stand-out individuals including Damian Bloom, Martin Paisner and Rupert Ticehurst all of whom are ‘exceptionally able and give clear, incisive and effective advice’. Bloom heads the department and ‘really knows his stuff’. He ‘presents really well to clients and provides excellent advice. He is straightforward to deal with and extremely able’. Paul Whitehead is ‘amazingly strong technically but also has the gift of being able to distil complex issues into clear and concise advice. He is not afraid to help clients make a choice about what is the best course of action for them’. Simon Phelps has a focus on advising clients and their family offices based in the Middle East and Far East on UK tax and asset structuring. Associate director Tracey Hawksley provides ‘timely, well thought-through and thorough advice even on the most complex of issues’. The large team is adept at handling complex and high-value multi-jurisdictional matters and has considerable expertise in key regions such as Asia, the Middle East and Russia. Clients also appreciate the ‘pragmatic approach of the team which greatly assists offshore trustees to navigate the complex UK tax environment’.

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