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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Tamasin Perkins

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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Contentious Trusts & Estates, Private Wealth


Tamasin advises high-net worth individuals, trustees and fiduciaries on complex international trust disputes including sham, breach of trust claims, mistake and claims involving protectors. She also advises trustees on administration actions such as applications for directions. She advises on multi-jurisdictional injunctions and claims for the recovery of assets arising out of such disputes. Her practice also includes domestic and international succession disputes including challenges based on capacity, fraud, undue influence or forgery, proprietary estoppel disputes and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. Tamasin routinely advises on professional negligence claims arising out of trust and succession disputes and tax advice. She also acts on many contentious matters for charities and in complex contentious Court of Protection matters.

Tamasin is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience highlights:

  • Advising a beneficiary of various Channel Island and Caribbean family Trusts in relation to claims against the trustees and the removal of the protector
  • Acting for a disinherited spouse of a well-known businessman in a multi-million pound claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 including claims to business assets
  • Acting for a beneficiary of an offshore Trust in proceedings challenging a trustee’s proposed final distribution and including applications for disclosure of Trust documents
  • Advising a high-profile client on claims to assets including artworks held in a complex global structure and bringing related injunctive proceedings
  • Acting for an international trust company in a contested directions application in the English Courts with parallel proceedings in another jurisdiction

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Contentious trusts and probate

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Tamasin Perkins - Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP  fields a ‘large team of extremely capable and able lawyers which has an extremely high standing in the market’. Key figures include Graeme Kleiner (‘master strategist and established figure in the world of international trust litigation'); the ‘calm, collected and clear-thinking’ Duncan Elson ‘masters the detail and cuts through the complexities of the case’ and the ‘very brightTamasin Perkins, who is ‘always on top of the detail of each case’. At senior associate level Jessica Stafford  is 'strong on domestic and international work with a wealth of offshore experience’, and Oliver Auld  is a ‘future high-flier; calm and unflappable, with an excellent manner with clients’. Highlights included acting for Alan Shearer CBE in relation to claims against his former financial adviser and former pension provider arising from investment losses valued at £9m. The executors of the estate of the late Christine Collins are other major clients. The department also acts on a large number of contentious probate disputes for Cancer Research UK and for a number of other nationally renowned charities. Roberta Harvey left in January 2019 to join Forsters LLP.

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