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Farrer & Co, the renowned independent law firm, has today announced that Henrietta Mason, a specialist in trust and probate disputes and former partner at Penningtons Manches Cooper, has joined the firm’s Contentious Trusts and Estates team. Henrietta joins as a Consultant and will be leading on the team’s internal and external technical knowledge and development needs and its strategic vision for the future.

Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2019 quotes a confidential source: "She’s very good with clients and I rate her highly".  Another client noted "she’s technically extremely competent and a joy to work with". Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2020 quotes a confidential source: "She is someone who is universally respected by her peers". With almost 20 years’ experience advising high net worth individuals both in the UK and abroad, she has developed a particular expertise in handling cross-border matters, including conflicts of laws, in contentious matters relating to trusts, wills and succession. At Farrer & Co, she will help drive forward the technical knowledge and development needs of the team to align with its marketing and growth strategy for the future.

As co-author of the leading legal textbook on Wills and Probate "Probate Disputes and Remedies", Henrietta has developed a formidable reputation as a go-to expert in this field. She has also built a widespread network of contacts, in part thanks to her participation on the Law Society Wills & Equity Committee and as an active member of AIJA, the International Association of Young Lawyers.

Toby Graham, Partner and Head of Farrer & Co’s Contentious Trusts and Estates team said: "Success in the Contentious Trusts and Estates team depends on technical knowledge and practical experience. We have always attached importance to the team’s technical needs. This has also served as a vehicle for business development activity. The growth in the team and the increasing complexity of cases we handle made it necessary to appoint a lawyer dedicated to the technical expertise within the team and developing this in tandem with our growth strategy. We are extremely fortunate to have found Henrietta. She has a stellar track record and we are delighted to have someone of her calibre and reputation in our ranks."

Henrietta Mason added: "I am really excited to join a team that regularly features in some of the largest trust and estate disputes, both in the UK and internationally. With regard to international work, I have strength in multiple cross-border issues, so it’s particularly appealing to be part of a firm that is expanding its international capabilities. I look forward to helping Farrer & Co build further on its domestic and international reputation to enhance its pre-eminence in this field."

Henrietta is regularly cited in both the Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 directories.

To find out more about our Contentious Trusts and Estates team click here.

© Farrer & Co LLP, February 2021

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