We advise on both trust and succession planning and disputes

Trust and succession planning

We commonly advise on establishing and restructuring trusts, both in England and overseas. We have a wealth of experience in setting up private trust companies, purpose trusts, protectorship vehicles and foundations, all with an eye to relevant tax requirements. We have a particular flair for governance issues arising out of the control and transmission of wealth.

Trust and succession disputes

We manage such disputes efficiently and effectively, whether for settlors/grantors, beneficiaries, trustees or protectors. Before a matter reaches court, we advise on all aspects of dispute resolution and on the respective rights and responsibilities of the parties, on indemnities and risk and on the costs of alternative courses of action.


  • "'I would go to them for issues that are deeply technical and have an international element'."

    Chambers Global 2014

  • Winner of London Legal Team of the Year.

    STEP Private Client Awards 2013

  • "Providing an 'absolutely superb' service, Macfarlanes LLP is 'an outstanding firm with a high level of integrity'."

    The Legal 500 UK 2013

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