AFR Advocates

Contentious Estates

Our contentious Trusts and Estates team has a wealth of experience on all aspects of trust and estate disputes, onshore and offshore.  AFR regularly advises on the resolution of disputes with a view to avoiding litigation where possible, on the formation of secure trust structures, and provides on-going advice on administrative risk regulation.   When litigation is unavoidable we act on cross-jurisdictional court actions and the negotiation of outcomes where differing laws conflict. 

AFR can advise on:

  • Co-ordinating and managing complex trust and estate disputes
  • International and cross-jurisdictional trust and succession issues
  • Claims by and against trustees and personal representatives, including applications for Court guidance
  • Disputes between beneficiaries
  • Removal and appointment of trustees and personal representatives
  • International asset tracing and recovery
  • Accessory liability issues for the trustee.

AFR has an extensive knowledge of the trust laws of a number of offshore jurisdictions and strong connections with local service providers.