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  • Contentious Trusts and Estates

Charlotte is a partner in Farrer & Co’s Contentious Trusts and Estates team. She acts for executors, settlors, beneficiaries and trustees on a wide range of trust and estate disputes, both onshore and offshore. 

Charlotte has extensive experience of complex domestic and multijurisdictional trust disputes involving breach of trust, beneficiary rights of information and jurisdictional issues. Charlotte has particular experience of claims involving fraud and asset tracing and has represented both claimants and defendants in connection with freezing injunctions and disclosure orders. Charlotte frequently advises on succession issues including validity claims, capacity and construction issues as well as claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975.

Charlotte is named as an Up and Coming Lawyer for Private Wealth disputes in the Chambers and Partners directory and as a Next Generation Lawyer in the Legal 500 directory. She is also recognised for her Civil Fraud expertise.

Charlotte qualified as a solicitor in 2008.

  • "Charlotte Fraser has made a real impact since taking partnership. She has been involved in some very high-profile cases and is a fantastic litigator." (Legal 500 2021)

    "Charlotte Fraser is among the other key lawyers in a group that is ‘a benchmark for quality in this sector, with the right mix of experience and fresh talent to ensure that any contentious matter is dealt with assuredly and with commitment." (Legal 500 2021)

    "She is very calm, measured and it's a pleasure to have her on the other side," says one disputes lawyer." (Chambers HNW 2020)

    "She's incredibly conscientious and good to work with." (Chambers HNW 2020)

     

     

     

  • Charlotte is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS), the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) and is an affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

    Charlotte was recognised as a Rising Star by Thomson Reuters in its 2014 London Super Lawyers List.

    Charlotte has been listed in ALM’s Private Client Global Elite 2019.

    • JSC Mezhdunarodniy Promyshelenniy Bank & Others v Sergei Viktorovich Pugachev & Others
    • AB Jnr & Or v MB & Ors [2013] 1 CILR 1

     

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