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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 25 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.

Memberships & Accolades

Jeremy is is listed as a Recommended 2021, Tax and Trust lawyer in Spear's 500 Magazine 2021 edition as well as a Top recommended 2020, Contentious tax and trust lawyer. He is also listed in the Private Client Global Elite 2021 directory.


"Farrer are brilliant, top-tier and premier league." (Chambers HNW 2023)

"Farrer & Co has a team with extremely high technical expertise married with a practical leaning to facilitate negotiated solutions not immediately obvious." (Chambers HNW 2023)

"They have some very strong names in their team who are thought of as thought leaders in the market." (Chambers HNW 2023)
"Jeremy Gordon – an ‘A list’ practitioner in this area, an effortless strategist who is able to negotiate with polite force." (Legal 500 2023)

"Jeremy is a real class act who is very quick to make the right calls. Gordon is also a respected mediator ... 'he has the capability to settle the unsettleable.'" (Chambers HNW 2022 - Private Wealth Disputes)

Jeremy is listed in the Hall of Fame for Contentious Trusts and Probate in the Legal 500 2022 directory.
"Jeremy Gordon is level headed and fights his clients’ corner." (Legal 500 2022)
"Jeremy Gordon is great to work alongside or against. He is so experienced, able and affable but not afraid to be tough when necessary. Clients, rightly feel safe in his hands." (Legal 500 2022)
"The Rolls-Royce of private client litigation firms. Jeremy Gordon stands out." (Legal 500 2021)
"Jeremy Gordon is an excellent litigator in the trust and probate field with some very good support at associate level. Jeremy Gordon is experienced, strategic and charming." (Legal 500 2021)
"Jeremy Gordon is one of the best in the business and would be my first choice for any complex Chancery matter." (Legal 500 2021)
"Jeremy Gordon is charming, clever and great with clients." (Legal 500 2021)
Jeremy is ranked Band 1 for Private Wealth Disputes in the Chambers HNW 2021 Guide.
"A really senior and experienced trusts litigator... a class act." (Chambers HNW 2021)
"So client-focused and pragmatic, he gets straight to the point and he is just always focused on getting the best result." (Chambers HNW 2021)
"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:
Jeremy Gordon is"in a class of his own, with immense experience and a stellar list of satisfied clients"
The "tactically sound and commercial" Jeremy Gordon is "strong in contentious matters."

Reported Cases

Recent work highlights and reported cases include:

  • Inchabld v Inchbald [2016] EWHC 3215 (CH)
  • JSC Mezhdunarodniy Promyshelenniy Bank & Others v Sergei Viktorovich Pugachev & Others [2015] EWCA Civ 139
  • FHR Europe Ventures LLP and others v Cedar Capital Partners LLC and Others [2014] UKSC 45
  • AB Jnr & Or v MB & Ors [2013] (1) CILR 1
  • Re P [2009] EWHC 163
  • Ian Franses (Liquidator of Arab News Network) v Al Assad (and others) [2007] EWHC 2440 (Ch)
  • Tayeb v HSBC Bank plc [2004] All Er 1024
  • Taylor v Midland Bank Trust Company [2002]
  • Aroso v Coutts & Co [2001] EWHC Ch 44
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