Jeremy specialises in contentious trusts and estates work. He has been involved in some of the highest-profile trusts disputes of recent years, and over the course of his career has worked in most of the leading trust jurisdictions, onshore and offshore.
Jeremy has built up over 20 years’ experience handling contentious trusts and estates cases in their many different guises, advising trustees, executors, beneficiaries and protectors on the wide range of issues they give rise to, with much of his work having an international dimension.
Although some cases unavoidably end up in Court, Jeremy strives wherever possible to secure the resolution of trusts and estates disputes by alternative means, appreciating that many of these cases involve the breakdown of family relationships.
Jeremy is a CEDR accredited mediator.
Jeremy lectures widely in the area of contentious trusts and estates. He 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 has been listed in ALM’s Private Client Global Elite 2019.
Jeremy qualified as a solicitor in 1991.
"He has that authority that comes with experience. He is particularly good at finding a route to settlement others don't see and bringing parties to the table. He carries out his work with characteristic charm." (Chambers HNW 2020)"If I had a contentious probate case of my own then I think Jeremy would be the first person I would pick up the phone to - he is the complete package in the contentious trust world." (Chambers HNW 2020)Jeremy "has so much experience in this area that he has an instinctive feel for matters and the court system." (Chambers)"He is very authoritative in terms of his opinions on the law and the industry in general. He is a market leader and really knows his stuff." (Chambers)Legal 500:is ‘"n a class of his own, with immense experience and a stellar list of satisfied clients"The "tactically sound and commercial"is "strong in contentious matters."
Recent work highlights and reported cases include:
- Inchabld v Inchbald  EWHC 3215 (CH)
- JSC Mezhdunarodniy Promyshelenniy Bank & Others v Sergei Viktorovich Pugachev & Others  EWCA Civ 139
- FHR Europe Ventures LLP and others v Cedar Capital Partners LLC and Others  UKSC 45
- AB Jnr & Or v MB & Ors  (1) CILR 1
- Re P  EWHC 163
- Ian Franses (Liquidator of Arab News Network) v Al Assad (and others)  EWHC 2440 (Ch)
- Tayeb v HSBC Bank plc  All Er 1024
- Taylor v Midland Bank Trust Company 
- Aroso v Coutts & Co  EWHC Ch 44