Rupert Ticehurst > Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP
15th Floor, Milton House
Milton Street

Work Department

Dispute Resolution


Rupert is a partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution team.  His practice is divided between trust, probate and commercial litigation and private client advisory work. He is a CEDR qualified mediator and acts as a trustee, executor and trust protector.

Over the last 20 years Rupert has managed a large number of trust, probate and commercial disputes in England and offshore. His cases include removal of trustees, protectors and executors (and defending removal claims); variation of trusts; rectification of trusts; challenging trustees’ decisions and advising trustees on making decisions in contentious circumstances; challenging trustees’ fees; claims for breach of fiduciary duty, misrepresentation and fraud; advising trustees in relation to divorce; freezing orders; claims for breach of contract; passing off and breach of trademark.

Rupert is individually ranked as a top-tier Band 1 practitioner in the Legal 500. He was ranked by Best Lawyers 2021 as a leading specialist in the area of Trusts and Personal Tax.  He is also ranked in Band 1 for Private Wealth Disputes in the Chambers HNWI guide, and in Band 1 in the Chambers Global Guide for International Private Client: Contentious.


Rupert was admitted as a solicitor in 2002, having previously been a barrister; he became a partner at Herbert Smith in 2005, moved to Berwin Leighton Paisner as a partner in 2011 and joined Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP as a partner in January 2019.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

(Hall of Fame)

Rupert TicehurstMaurice Turnor Gardner LLP

Boutique firm Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP has an international reach and focuses exclusively on private wealth matters for its global client base of high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth families. Team head Rupert Ticehurst has considerable strength in high-value and complex trusts and estates litigation. Simon Goldring, who was recently promoted to the partnership, is well known for his expertise in onshore and offshore trust and estates disputes. Associate Rosalind Hetherington is another key member of the team, with a particular focus on trust litigation. Paul Whitehead joined from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP  while Arabella Murphy left the firm to set up an independent consultancy.