Charles Lloyd > Macfarlanes LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Macfarlanes LLP Offices
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Litigation and dispute resolution
Charles specialises in private client disputes, particularly international trust and estates litigation.
Charles has been the head of Macfarlanes private client disputes group since 2001. Charles has particular expertise in international trusts and estate litigation for high-net-worth individuals.
He has a depth of experience in advising trustees, beneficiaries, protectors, executors, administrators in contentious situations arising out of disputes involving these structures. In particular, he advises on disputes relating to the succession of valuable family businesses held in complex structures, involving trusts, foundations, partnerships and other corporate entities, as well as cross-border estates. He has a depth of experience in Shari’a law succession disputes.
He also works increasingly at the point of intersection between traditional private client litigation, white collar criminal, regulatory investigations and fraud.
Called to the Bar 1988; qualified as a solicitor 1992; partner 2001
LSLA (London Solictors Litigation Association); ACTAPS (Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists).
Lawyer Rankings(Hall of Fame)
Macfarlanes LLP‘s ‘strength is the depth of quality in its contentious trusts and probate team, from partner through to trainee’. Practice head Charles Lloyd ‘is an outstanding team leader who brings vast experience and insight’. It is a go-to firm for high-value and complex disputes for high-net-worth families and individuals, trustees and family offices on all areas of contentious work. It works closely with other practice areas in the firm such as its excellent private client tax and trusts practice through to its white-collar crime, tax litigation and corporate tax teams. It acts for institutions and individuals from around the world and has seen continued growth in disputes as a result of the mental capacity of wealth creators and office holders. It is also increasingly helping trustees who are drawn into the criminal investigations of settlors and beneficiaries. The team has ‘the complete package in terms of skill, judgement and tactical acumen’. Jonathan Arr, Jacob Ward and Elizabeth Doherty are other key names in the area.
- Contentious trusts and probate - London > Private client
- Hall of Fame - London > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m)
- Investment fund formation and management > Retail funds
- Real estate > Commercial property: development
- Real estate > Commercial property: investment
- Dispute resolution > Competition litigation
- Employment > Employee share schemes
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil
- Investment fund formation and management > Fund finance
- Risk advisory > Regulatory investigations and corporate crime (advice to corporates)
- Dispute resolution > Tax litigation and investigations
- Finance > Acquisition finance
- Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium
- Real estate > Commercial property: corporate occupiers
- Real estate > Construction: contentious
- Real estate > Construction: non-contentious
- Finance > Derivatives and structured products
- Corporate and commercial > EU and competition
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals)
- Investment fund formation and management > Hedge funds
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+
- Employment > Pensions (non-contentious)
- Investment fund formation and management > Private funds
- Real estate > Property finance
- Investment fund formation and management > Real estate funds
- Real estate > Residential property
- Corporate and commercial > VAT and indirect tax
- Finance > Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans
- Finance > Corporate restructuring & insolvency
- Employment > Employers
- Real estate > Environment
- Corporate and commercial > Equity capital markets – small-mid cap
- Corporate and commercial > Partnership
- Finance > Securitisation
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory
- Employment > Immigration
- Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions – high-value deals (£250m+)