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Adam Carvalho

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Farrer & Co

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Disputes

Position

Adam advises primarily on contentious trust and probate matters. He has been involved in a number of contentious trust cases in offshore jurisdictions and has wide experience of contentious probate matters. He trained at Farrer & Co and initially qualified into the firm's Private Client team where he focused on tax advice for UK and international clients, estate planning, advising Trustees of offshore and onshore trusts and domestic and international wills and probate. He still advises trustees of landed estates in relation to trust administration. Adam also has experience in Court of Protection and Power of Attorney matters. Adam has contributed chapters to the following publications:

  • International Tax Systems and Planning Techniques (Saunders, Sweet & Maxwell 2010)
  • The Law of Trusts (2 ed. Thomas and Hudson Oxford University Press 2010)
  • International Trust Disputes – Oxford University Press 2011
  • A Guide to Conflicts of Interest in the Financial Industry – City and Financial – 2012

Career

Trained at Farrer & Co; qualified in September 2009.

Member

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners


London: Private client

Art and cultural property

Within: Art and cultural property

Farrer & Co   has a number of ‘standout individuals’ among them the ‘very impressiveAdrian Parkhouse, who acts for dealers, galleries, individuals and foreign governments in disputes over art and heritage property. The ‘brilliant and pragmaticJames Carleton  has particular expertise in cross-border art and heritage law. The ‘exceptionally able’ Rhoddy Voremberg is well regarded for his advice on the tax treatment of heritage property; the ‘excellent and immensely experiencedMike Chantler is also recommended for his work on the administration and taxation of heritage property. Julian Smith  is highly respected for his work in advising charities and non-departmental public bodies. Adam Carvalho  is an ‘up-and-coming senior associate whose reputation continues to grow’. The team represents major museums and galleries such as the Natural History Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Science Museum, and also acts for the international super-rich, dealers and collectors. Other major clients include Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, Historic Royal Palaces and the Art Fund.

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Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Next generation lawyers

Adam Carvalho - Farrer & Co

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Farrer & Co  has a ‘group of knowledgeable and highly skilled advocates who have great experience of counselling clients in difficult and often quite personal matters’. Standout individuals include Jeremy Gordon, who ‘has a fantastic eye for detail’; Toby Graham, who is ‘particularly adept at understanding the risks and nuances of each case and offering his clients responsible and effective guidance'; Joanna Poole is ‘quickly emerging as one of the ‘go to’ partners for contentious trusts. She is very calm under pressure and is commercially savvy’. Newly promoted partner Charlotte Fraser is ‘incredibly capable. She adopts a commercial attitude along with a technically excellent approach- she will go far’. Senior associate Adam Carvalho is also ‘excellent’ and associate Tom McPhail is ‘smart and meticulous’. The team has ‘gold chip private clients and a strong international presence’. The group benefits from the firm’s stable of high-net-worth clients, trust companies and fiduciaries which all provide a steady flow of interesting and high-profile instructions. In a substantial claim it is currently acting for Julian Sheffield and the Sheffield family defendants, as executors of the estate of the late John Vincent Sheffield and the trustees of the family estate.

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