Jacob Ward Senior Associate

Jacob specialises in domestic and international litigation, with a particular focus on trust disputes, international succession and estate disputes and fraud.

He advises on a broad range of litigation both in England and across the world, including the BVI, Guernsey, Cayman, Cyprus and Hong Kong. He focuses particularly on:

  • trust disputes, including removing or defending trustees, tracing assets, and disputes between beneficiaries;
  • estate and probate disputes, including disputes over the validity of wills and claims against the solicitor who drafted the will;
  • fraud claims, including tracing and recovering assets; and
  • insolvency claims, including claims against former directors and recovering assets for creditors.

Jacob frequently acts for trustees, beneficiaries, and heirs to international estates.

Jacob edits the Contentious Matters section of the Butterworths Wills, Probate and Administration Service.

Jacob is ranked as a rising star in the area of contentious trusts and probate in the UK Legal 500 guide, and is featured in the Private Client Global Elite Directory 2024. He is a qualified solicitor advocate and sits as a Magistrate in London.

What people are saying


"Jacob has been very in-tune with the gamesmanship of the other side, and yet while staying professional has made sure we maintain our ground. He has been sharp, and responsive."

The Legal 500 2024

"Jacob Ward is making a name for himself."

The Legal 500 2023

"Jacob Ward is an exceptional senior assistant."

The UK Legal 500 2021

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