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Penningtons Manches Cooper




Contentious Tax & Trust Lawyers

Lawyers Beyond London


Tax & Trust Advisers


London, United Kingdom

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Disputed estates

Tax, wills & trusts

Succession planning

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Michael Cash


Trust expert Michael Cash has spent more than two decades advising HNW clients in both domestic and international trust disputes, from breach of trust claims to disputes over wills and claims under the Inheritance Act. The Hampshire- based partner outlines the mantra that has cemented his reputation as a trusted adviser:‘Remember who pays the bills, and why. Service to the client is key.’ This is particularly important in a field that has witnessed an intensification of intra-family disputes.

The rise in litigation has, he says, been driven by the increasingly sophisticated approach taken to questions of medical capacity, and the sad rise of financial abuse of the vulnerable, which, in his view, requires a smarter approach between banks, families, and social services.

Whatever the facts of the case at hand, Cash describes his role as helping clients to ‘navigate their way’ through legal issues they might otherwise find both bewildering and emotionally-challenging. The latter, he adds, is particularly important.

Though well-versed in dealing with HNW and international clients, Cash points to a particularly grand case as a recent career highlight.This involved being appointed by a London court to be the administrator of a large estate left by the historic rulers of Hyderabad, and subject to competing claims from India and Pakistan.

The sought-after solicitor is a member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, as well as the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists and the Charity Law Association.

Rank: Top Recommended

Top Recommended 2020, Contentious Trust Lawyers Beyond London

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