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Anthony Poulton

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Anthony Poulton is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Dispute Resolution team in London, and chair of the market-leading Trusts Disputes group in London. Anthony focuses on advising clients engaged in disputes related to private wealth, trusts and private banking. In such disputes, he acts for trustees, executors, protectors, beneficiaries and interested third parties and is very familiar with all the major offshore jurisdictions. Anthony is recognised in the field of contentious trusts by Chambers. Similarly, Legal 500 rank him as a leading individual in the field of contentious trusts and probate. Anthony is a founding member of the Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association, and serves as a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists. Anthony has extensive experience of advising clients in relation to managing the risks associated with exposure to wealth-related controversy, including dealing with corporate governance and family governance and resolving 'private' family disputes. More generally, Anthony also has considerable experience in handling general commercial litigation, including cases affected by fraud, asset tracing and financial recovery as well as situations involving applications for freezing or proprietary injunctions. He also assists trustees in handling disputes, managing formal litigation, carrying out risk audits and mitigating exposure to risks. 


English; French


Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists; Commercial Fraud Lawyers' Association; London Solicitors Litigation Association


University of York (B.A. Honors) (1991); University of Sussex (C.P.E.) (1992); College of Law (L.S.F.) (1993)

London: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Anthony Poulton - Baker McKenzie

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

The ‘very active’ team at Baker McKenzie  routinely acts in major international and high-value trust disputes. According to some, Anthony Poulton is the ‘top international trusts litigator in London; he is a delight to work with, is analytically excellent and is completely on top of the detail of his cases’. Poulton has extensive experience advising clients on the management of the risks associated with exposure to wealth-related controversy and routinely advises on corporate and family governance issues in addition to resolving private family disputes for trustees, executors, protectors, beneficiaries and interested third parties. The group has specialist trust, wealth, and tax planning skills and this combined with its noted disputes capability (both domestically and internationally) enables it to provide a strong service to clients in this area. Other key members of the highly regarded team include senior associate Gemma Willingham, who is ‘very good at developing strategy and is also excellent at problem solving and keeping clients informed’. Senior associate Luke Richardson is described as a ‘rising star- he will go places’. Ashley Crossley  is another stand out member of this ‘very impressive’ team.

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