Finances and trusts

Trusts are widely used by wealthy families as a way to protect their assets for future generations.

Understandably, during a divorce there can be strong disagreement over how trusts and other wealth structures should be handled. In England and Wales, the Court has very broad discretion over how assets should be split and since 2000 this has shifted towards a 50/50 split. This means that a complete awareness of the full scope of the assets is more important than ever. In particular we can help you unpick what are often very complicated financial and trust structures and how to protect them.

Given the often international nature of trust structures, having one of the largest trust law teams based globally across the US, Caribbean, Europe and Asia enables us to offer a truly integrated legal service.

We acted for Sir Chris Hohn in the UK’s first billion-pound divorce, in which we successfully defended a much greater claim made by his estranged American wife, achieving a settlement of £337 million.

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20 years as a top ranked firm for family/matrimonial (1997-2017)

Top ranked firm for family/matrimonial

Top tier firm for family (2002-2016)

Winner of family/matrimonial law firm of the year

Ranked nationally in the US for trusts and estates and tax law by Best Lawyers 2017

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