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

Charlotte Fraser

Tel:
Work 020 3375 7120
Email:
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

With almost all of its work involving international dimensions, Farrer & Co's 'great corporate and commercial litigation practice' has a particular emphasis on cases involving complex company structures and asset holdings, shareholder disputes and cross-border commercial contracts. The practice acted for RP Explorer Master Fund in the Commercial Court in its $80m claim against multiple defendants, which arose out of its investments on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. Adrian Parkhouse heads the team, which includes Kate AllassJeremy Gordon, Toby Graham, Ben Longworth and Charlotte Fraser . The key senior associates are Ben Longworth and Jolyon Connell. John Wilkinson joined from Stephenson Harwood.

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London: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Next generation lawyers

Charlotte Fraser - 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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