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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Cheltenham, Doha, Dubai, Geneva, Guildford, Hong Kong and 5 more

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

London: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Next Generation Partners

Tamasin Perkins - Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP has been involved in some of the largest and most high-profile cases domestically and offshore including a heavily contested hearing overseas and a privately heard matter for a very well-known person in the English Court of Protection. It has also been involved in the recently published decision of Cowan v Foreman. There is a particular focus on attracting complex high-value cross-border disputes work often involving multiple jurisdictions. Graeme Kleiner heads the team and advises trustees, executors and beneficiaries on a broad range of disputes. In addition Kleiner has a growing practice in IFA disputes and also handles fraud and professional negligence cases relating to trust, tax and succession matters. Other key team members include Duncan Elson, Tamasin Perkins, Aimee West, Oliver Auld and Jessica Stafford.

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