Steven Kempster

Partner | London

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Steven is a partner in the trust, estate and inheritance disputes team.

He specialises in the resolution of disputes relating to the formation or administration of trusts and estates in a UK and international context. Recent cases have included disputes relating to trusts and estates in the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Switzerland, Gibraltar, Liechtenstein, Hong Kong, Singapore, Cayman Islands and Bermuda. He also advises on charity law matters, including dispute resolution where UK charities are involved.

Steven has been described by Chambers Global as a 'leading figure' and 'esteemed litigator'. He is named as a Leading Lawyer in the Contentious Trusts category of Citywealth's Annual Guide to the Most Highly Regarded Figures in Private Wealth Management. Steven is also listed as a leading practitioner in Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Trust and Estates Practitioners. In 2017, 2018 and 2019 Steven was nominated in Legal Week's Private Client Global Elite of international advisers. In 2011, Steven was included in The Lawyer magazine's annual 'Hot 100' list of lawyers who have consistently demonstrated nimbleness and innovation over the last 12 months.