Jeremy Gordon

Partner

Jeremy Gordon

Contact details

Accreditations

  • Chambers UK, 2016
  • Legal 500, 2015

Career

Trained Farrer & Co; qualified 1991; partner 1999.

Education

Durham (BA)

"A fantastic litigator" who is "very experienced and extremely sensible". Described as having "an excellent reputation for his work with private clients and institutional entities embroiled in complex litigation".

Chambers & Partners

Jeremy has extensive experience in the field of contentious trusts and estates, acting for both trustees and beneficiaries in a number of leading trusts jurisdictions including England, Cayman, New Zealand, Jersey and Guernsey. Jeremy has been involved in a number of high profile cases in this area including the recent Supreme Court case of FHR Europe Ventures LLP and others v Cedar Capital Partners LLC and Others and the ongoing litigation against Sergei Pugachev involving hearings in the High Court and Court of Appeal in England and the Courts in Russia and New Zealand.

Jeremy has particular experience of cases involving constructive trusts, construction issues, breaches of trust and fiduciary duty, international freezing injunctions, fraud and tracing claims, claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 as well as estoppel claims. Jeremy also specialises in cases involving complex disclosure issues and challenges to trustee neutrality.

Jeremy lectures widely in the area of Contentious Trusts and Estates. Jeremy is also named in Band 1 in the Contentious Trusts section of Chambers Directory and as one of the Leading Individuals in the same field in the Legal 500 directory. Jeremy is a member of both ACTAPS and STEP. 

Jeremy is described in Legal 500 as "very practical and extremely knowledgeable.

Recent work highlights and reported cases include:

  • FHR Europe Ventures LLP and others v Cedar Capital Partners LLC and Others.
  • JSC Mezhdunarodniy Promyshelenniy Bank & Others v Sergei Viktorovich Pugachev & Others.
  • Acting for a beneficiary in respect of High Court litigation over the division of his father's estate involving issues as to capacity and knowledge and approval.
  • AB junior & Another v MB & Others 2013 [2013] (1) CILR 1.
  • Acting for Turks & Caicos Island Trustees subject to third party tracing and proprietary claims involving assets of circa £80million.
  • Acting for the principal beneficiary of trusts established in the Bahamas, England, Jersey and the United States holding assets of $100 million in respect of claims seeking to remove the existing protectors and trustees and challenging the validity of the trusts.
  • Acting for two defendants in a claim brought by the largest mobile telecommunications company in the Middle East for damages running into tens of millions of dollars and an account of profits. The case settled on the eve of trial.
  • Acting for a well-known North American bank facing complex tracing issues in a fraud claim worth £70million against Trust beneficiaries.
  • Ian Franses (Liquidator of Arab News Network) v Al Assad (and others) [2007] EWHC 2440 (Ch).