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66 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, LONDON, WC2A 3LH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 3375 7000
Fax:
Fax 020 3375 7001
DX:
32 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.farrer.co.uk

Charlotte Fraser

Tel:
Work 020 3375 7120
Email:
Web:
www.farrer.co.uk/people/Charlotte-Fraser/
Farrer & Co

Work Department

Disputes

Position

Charlotte has broad experience acting for both private and corporate clients on a wide range of commercial disputes including breach of contract and fiduciary duty as well as fraud. She also regularly advises on trusts and estates disputes both offshore and in England and Wales, acting for both trustees and beneficiaries. Charlotte has particular experience of will and probate disputes to include claims for proprietary estoppel, validity, capacity and construction issues as well as claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and in the Court of Protection. She has also assisted on a number of complex multi-jurisdictional trust disputes on issues involving breach of trust, beneficiary rights of information and jurisdictional issues. Charlotte has been recognised as a 'Rising Star' by Thomas Reuters in its 2014 London Super Lawyers list.

Career

Trained at Farrer & Co; qualified as a solicitor in September 2008 and became an Associate in 2012.

Member

Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)

Education

Brasenose College, Oxford


London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Farrer & Co's 'lawyers are interested in clients' business and go to great lengths to understand the issues that affect them'. The practice has an emphasis on cases involving complex company structures and asset holdings, shareholder disputes and commercial contracts. The key individuals are  practice head Adrian Parkhouse, the 'outstanding' Kate Allass, Jeremy Gordon and Toby Graham, along with Ian De Freitas, John Wilkinson, Charlotte Fraser and Ben Longworth. Jolyon Connell was made partner in 2019 and William Charrington is an experienced senior associate.

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London: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Next Generation Partners

Charlotte Fraser - Farrer & Co

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Farrer & Co is regularly involved in many of the largest trust and estates disputes often involving one or more offshore jurisdictions. Recently it has been involved in proceedings taking place in The Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Jersey, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. The team benefits from the firm’s stable of high-net-worth clients, trust companies and fiduciaries from England and Wales and overseas, which provides a steady flow of high-value and complex instructions in this area. It is also increasingly advising on legacy disputes. Toby Graham and Jeremy Gordon are highly recommended. Gordon also has extensive experience of resolving claims at mediation as well as in court. The team also includes Charlotte Fraser, Joanna Poole and Adam Carvalho.

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