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Andrew Child

Call: 1997   

+44 (0)20 7306 0102achild@wilberforce.co.uk

Practice Overview

Ranked for many years by the directories as a specialist contentious trusts and estates practitioner working in the fields of contentious trusts and estates both on and offshore.  Specialises in estates / trusts with a fraud element, in particular noted for undue influence claims and removing trustees / personal representatives for breach of trust.

Chambers & Partners 2016.  Rated Band 1 Junior for Trusts.

Focuses his practice on contentious trust and estate disputes. He has been involved in several high-profile cases in recent years and has experience of acting in trials without a leader.

“Andrew Child is great on his feet and my first choice for a difficult undue influence claim.” “He is an outstanding and powerful advocate.”

Chambers & Partners 2015.  Rated Band 1 Junior for Trusts:

Frequently instructed on contentious trust and estate disputes, he has experience of acting at trial without a leader, and has been involved in a number of high-profile cases in recent years.

“One of the go-to names in trust litigation, who has, in particular, been involved in a lot of the important claims regarding removal of trustees.” “Fast becoming one of the most feared opponents on the Chancery circuit, he’s tough, strategic, sharp and smart.”

Chambers & Partners 2017 – Rated Band 1 Junior for Traditional Chancery

“He is technically excellent in contentious trust and probate matters, particularly those with a foreign element.” “He is exceptionally good on his feet, and highly rated for his trusts and pensions work.”

Chambers & Partners 2016 – Rated Band 1 Junior for Traditional Chancery

Instructed by many major law firms, and praised by solicitors and peers alike for his ability as an advocate. He maintains a broad practice, handling all manner of contentious trusts and estate matters, and often appears unled in substantial cases against silks.

“He is great on his feet and a fine choice for a difficult undue influence claim.” “He is very good on his feet and one to use for big trusts disputes.”

Chambers & Partners 2015 – Rated Band 2 Junior for Traditional Chancery:

Noted for his acclaimed advocacy and ability to lead on cases against experienced silks. He acts for trustees and beneficiaries in disputes involving the interplay of private international law, fiduciary matters and breach of trust allegations, and has specific strength in trustee and executor dismissal.

“A fantastic advocate who is very robust but manages clients well. He’s superb in mediation and a very versatile advocate.” “One of those people with that personal gravitas. His opponents look worried when he shows up.”

Chambers & Partners 2017 – Rated Band 1 Offshore

“Displays good commercial acumen in solving trust disputes.”

Chambers & Partners 2015 – Rated Band 2 Offshore

“Concentrates on offshore matters concerning contentious trusts and estates. He is active in a range of key traditional offshore jurisdictions.
He’s bright and he’s built up a reputation as being good on the law and a good advocate
.”

Legal 500, 2015 – Trusts and Probate

Easy to work with, and knowledgeable in the area of trusts and estates.”