27 March 2020 - Article
Withers LLP partner Dawn Goodman, a senior member of the firm’s renowned Contentious Trust & Succession Group (CTSG), picked up the Trusted Advisor of the Year award at STEP’s Private Client Awards in London last night.
The award is a particularly noteworthy achievement, as it reflects the direct votes of STEP members from across the world, who chose the individual who in their view ‘stands out as being an expert in the field’ from a shortlist compiled by a STEP panel of experts. Dawn was selected for the award in the face of stiff competition from nominees representing Maurice Turnor Gardner, Saffery Champness, RMW Law and McDermott Will & Emery.
Dawn founded Withers’ CTSG over twenty years ago and is frequently recognised as one of the leading practitioners in trust litigation matters. Her broad experience includes litigation in offshore jurisdictions around the world as well as central Europe and the Middle East. She has considerable experience handling disputes involving conflicts between common law, civil code and Shari’a law principles and also specialises in advising trustees and beneficiaries caught up in divorce proceedings. Most recently, Dawn acted for the successful beneficiaries in The Matter of the A Trust  JRC 169A.
Commenting on the award, Dawn said: “I am extremely grateful to the STEP members who put me forward for this award; it is a great honour to be nominated as a trusted advisor by one’s peers. I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues at Withers on matters that expand the horizons of our discipline.”