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Contentious Tax & Trust Lawyers


Tax & Trust Advisers

Advice type


Tax, wills & trusts

Disputed estates

Cross-border litigation

Client types


Sector focus


Business and Consumer Services

Legal Advisory Services


James Price


Trust disputes invariably involve friction between beneficiaries and trustees, which often leads to litigation, so James Price and his team are frequently instructed to assist with court applications, both onshore and offshore – whatever the nature of the dispute, ‘there is usually an international dimension’. His team has grown significantly since he set it up four and a half years ago, and it is expanding further with the recent hire of Geoff Kertesz.

Trusts and estate litigation is only set to increase, and Price has seen a surge in the number of large scale contentious trust restructuring cases and matters involving the Court of Protection. ‘This type of work brings with it particular challenges created by events like death, divorce or family breakdown, so lawyers in this area require both emotional intelligence and technical expertise in equal measure,’ he says.

Among his most memorable moments include a two-day, two-night meeting in Dubai with a client, and knocking out a substantial claim by the Libyan Investment Authority against a Cayman client. A talented communicator, Price has studied many languages over the years, from German to Arabic and Swahili. ‘Now, I’m sadly only able to hold a conversation in French,’ he laughs. Perhaps the best way to understand Price’s position in the tax and trust world is to consult his Legal 500 testimonial: ‘James Price is excellent... he makes things easier rather than harder.’

Rank: Top Recommended

Top Recommended 2020, Contentious Tax & Trust Lawyers


5 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3BF, United Kingdom



44 (0)207 822 8000

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