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Practice areas

  • Contentious Trusts and Estates

Rowan specialises in resolving trust and estate disputes. She has increasingly broad expertise in assisting individuals, families, and businesses in solving complex problems.

Rowan advises on a wide range of contentious trust, probate, private wealth and art matters, often with an international element. Her work includes assisting trustees and protectors of high-value international and domestic trusts, as well as high-net worth individuals and families.

Clients value Rowan’s thoughtful approach to meeting their objectives, as well as her technical ability and diligence. She understands that matters concerning private wealth often involve delicate family dynamics, and is adept at navigating these.

Rowan’s cases frequently include nuanced or unusual legal problems. She enjoys collaborating with other departments within the firm to formulate creative and atypical solutions to these. Recent examples include advising on novel approaches to trustees’ and protectors’ powers and duties, and how English courts regard polygamous marriages on intestacy.

Before becoming a lawyer, Rowan was an auctioneer and valuer of Cornish fine art.

Memberships & Accolades

Rowan is a member of the Contentious Trusts Association and the Westminster and Holborn Law Society.

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