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Fraud in trusts lawyers

Allegations of wrongdoing are extremely concerning for trust beneficiaries, trustees, executors and fiduciaries. With long experience of trust structures around the world, our lawyers offer robust, practical advice on how to tackle the situation.

Any suspicion of fraud in a trust naturally causes great concern. If you've been affected by an alleged fraud - whether as a trustee, executor, fiduciary or trust beneficiary - we can advise on the best strategy.

One of the main examples of fraud is a sham trust, set up to hide money from creditors, tax authorities or even due to a divorce. Or it might be an allegation of wrongdoing by a trustee or executor: perhaps someone has stolen from a trust, or there are concerns about ill-gotten gains going into it.
 

In some cases, deploying technical arguments to challenge the formal setup of the trust can achieve the best results. Here, our litigators’ in-depth knowledge of trusts can be a valuable weapon in a client’s arsenal.

We also have significant experience of attacking and defending trusts and trustees and offer guidance on how to build robust structures and prevent potential threats arising in the future. 

However complex the situation, whether you are directly or indirectly affected by fraud, we offer pragmatic advice regarding proof and evaluation of evidence, as well as the available remedies, that will help you to decide on the best course of action.  With lawyers located around the world, we work as a single global team to get information and if necessary obtain and enforce a court order.

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Steven Kempster

Steven Kempster

Partner | London

Steven Kempster

Partner | London

Trust, estate and inheritance disputes

Sherlin Tung

Sherlin Tung

Partner | Hong Kong

Sherlin Tung

Partner | Hong Kong

Litigation and Arbitration

Dawn Goodman

Dawn Goodman

Senior counsel | London

Dawn Goodman

Senior counsel | London

Trust, estate and inheritance disputes

Chris Williams

Chris Williams

Knowledge Lawyer | London

Chris Williams

Knowledge Lawyer | London

Trust and succession disputes

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