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Richard Manyon

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Payne Hicks Beach

Work Department

Dispute Resolution

Position

Richard has a Chancery practice encompassing trusts, property and civil disputes before all levels of the judiciary including the Supreme Court.

Richard focusses on contentious trusts and estates work, and has received the STEP Global Excellence Award. He is co-chair of the annual Trusts in Litigation Conference. He advises on all aspects of international and domestic trust and probate disputes and presently is busy removing trustees and protectors, seeking and resisting trust disclosure, blessing and voiding trustee decisions and challenging the validity of wills amongst other matters. He has a substantial international caseload presently involving Jersey, Guernsey, Bermuda, Kenya, the US and Cayman amongst others.

Recently he has been engaged in:

  • Acting in applications for the removal of trustees, protectors and executors;
  • Cross-border litigation concerning allegations of breach of trust or fiduciary duty by trustees or protectors;
  • Representing high net worth beneficiaries in high value estate litigation concerning challenges to the validity of wills, mental capacity, lifetime gifts and claims under the Inheritance Act;
  • Acting for some of the UK’s oldest and largest estates and handling applications concerning long standing family trusts;

Richard also deals with many high value commercial disputes, including actions for breach of contract, misrepresentation and professional negligence by solicitors and other professionals.

Richard has expertise in real estate law. These skills provide a sought-after synergy with Richard's command of the area of contentious trusts, making him particularly able to handle all aspects of disputes where the areas of trust law and property law collide- for example in relation to cohabitee ownership disputes or where property holdings form an important part of a trust's assets.

Career

Qualified 2006; Payne Hicks Beach 2004 (promoted to Associate 2013 and Partner 2015)

Member

Richard is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the Property Litigation Association, CONTRA and the London Solicitors Litigation Association.

Education

Richard studied Modern History at Oxford University.


London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Payne Hicks Beach is 'a fine niche firm carrying out high-profile litigation'. Its disputes work includes the finance, automobile media and hotels sectors. Other areas of strength include professional negligence, breach of warranty claims, property loan instrument disputes, defamation, judicial review and civil fraud. The practice acted for Valhalla in a claim against Coutts & Co, which related to the mis-sale of an interest rate hedging product. The recommended names are dispute resolution head Stephen King, Richard Manyon and Dominic Crossley; and senior associate Ane Vernon is 'a meticulous lawyer who will really fight her client’s corner'. Defamation, privacy and breach of confidence specialist Hanna Basha recently joined from Hill Dickinson LLP.

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London: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Payne Hicks Beach¬†¬†is ‚Äėregularly involved in very significant disputes both on the beneficiary and trustee side and continues to successfully build its reputation in this area‚Äô. Richard Manyon¬† is a ‚Äėrising superstar with tremendous intellect and a lot of commercial nous‚Äô and the ‚Äėhugely knowledgeable and experienced‚Äô¬†Stephen King¬† is ‚Äėgreat to have on your side and never misses anything‚Äô. Rosamond McDowell¬†provides ‚Äėsound and accessible advice to clients and always goes the extra mile for them‚Äô and Dominic Crossley¬† ‚Äėreally fights his clients‚Äô corner and remains calm under pressure while adding considerable value both tactically and legally‚Äô.¬†Ane Vernon¬†is a ‚Äėvery capable lawyer who builds up an excellent rapport with her clients who trust her implicitly‚Äô and Emily Stoneham¬†is also a ‚Äėstrong solicitor with good drafting skills‚Äô. The team continues to act for a Swiss trustee in relation to a substantial breach of trust claim over alleged excessive distributions by the former trustees.

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