Charles Lloyd Partner

Charles specialises in private client disputes, particularly international trust and estates litigation.

Charles has particular expertise in international trusts and estate litigation for high-net-worth individuals.

He has a depth of experience in advising trustees, beneficiaries, protectors, executors, administrators in contentious situations arising out of disputes involving these structures. In particular, he advises on disputes relating to the succession of valuable family businesses held in complex structures, involving trusts, foundations, partnerships and other corporate entities, as well as cross-border estates. He has a depth of experience in Shari’a law succession disputes.

He also works increasingly at the point of intersection between traditional private client litigation, white collar criminal, regulatory investigations and fraud.

Charles is top recommended in the 2023 Spear's Tax Lawyers index.

What people are saying


"Charles Lloyd remains the doyen of contentious trusts and probate work. He is outstanding in every respect. He is someone you want to work with as a client or a barrister, and someone you worry about having as an opponent because he is tactically astute"

The Legal 500 2024

"Charles Lloyd – at the top of his game. A true gent, but also an excellent strategist and litigator."

The Legal 500 2024

"Charles Lloyd – the epitome of a big beast in the sector. Been everywhere and done it all, he exudes confidence and competence. "

The Legal 500 2023

"Charles Lloyd is a titan."

Chambers HNW 2023

"Extremely strong capacity to analyse problems and define adequate strategies."

Chambers HNW 2022

"The single best lawyer in the country for this work, he is absolutely phenomenal to work with, immensely switched on."

Chambers HNW 2021

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