Stevens & Bolton’s contentious trusts and estates expert James Lister has today been recognised as ‘one to watch’ in Legal Week’s Private Client Global Elite 2017 listing. Drawing on industry research by Legal Week Intelligence, the listing profiles the leading trust and estates practitioners worldwide, providing a reference tool for clients looking for advisers in this field.
James is ranked as one of just 50 up-and-coming private client and trusts lawyers worldwide, alongside the top 200 global elite lawyers in this field.
James joined Stevens & Bolton earlier this year from Charles Russell Speechlys to head the firm’s Contentious Trusts & Estates practice. He is a specialist trust and estates litigator, with particular expertise in disputes focussing on UK trust and probate claims, and advises primarily on disputes relating to high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals and their affairs, both on and offshore.
Stevens & Bolton’s Contentious Trusts & Estate practice has substantial experience in dealing with a range of trust, estate and family disputes and is able to draw extensively on the firm’s award-winning Dispute Resolution capability to deliver advice and expertise to trustees/executors, private banks, individuals and charities across a range of trust, family and will/estate disputes.
Richard Mumford, head of Dispute Resolution at Stevens & Bolton commented: “this is a tremendous accolade for James in support of the excellent market profile he already has and represents well-deserved industry recognition. James is a great addition to our team and will help us to develop our contentious trusts practice into one of the strongest offerings beyond the City.”