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Andrew Child

Call: 1997   

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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 2019 High Net Worth – Traditional Chancery

The “exceptional” Andrew Child enjoys a commanding reputation in the field of traditional chancery. He is regularly sought after for high-value matters domestically, offshore and in cross-border situations. He is described as “forceful and clear in his advice” and “a force in the field” by sources; one market commentator adds: “He has a great analytical brain and is excellent in court.”

Chambers & Partners 2019 – Offshore:

Has a strong offshore practice and noted experience of handling civil fraud and trusts matters. He is also involved in asset transfer disputes and is active in Guernsey and the Cayman Islands. Child has further expertise in private client matters including estate management.

“Really good on the detail, he can work out the best strategy and help you implement it.”

Chambers & Partners 2019 – Traditional Chancery:

Leading junior in the field of traditional chancery, who often handles many of the most important cases concerning estate and trust litigation both domestically and offshore. He is noted for his expertise in breach of trust claims and specialises in disputes with an element of fraud or undue influence.

“A sharp-witted and tough litigator, who is persuasive in court and knows how to construct a neat and concise argument.” “He is brilliant at working out the best strategy in a case and helping the instructing solicitor implement it.”

Chambers & Partners 2019 – Trusts:

Highly experienced junior with a broad knowledge of domestic and offshore trusts law. He regularly acts for personal representatives, trustees and beneficiaries in breach of trust claims. Child has in-depth expertise in trust matters with a fraud element.

“A good advocate who has particular skill when dealing with big trusts disputes with a family or divorce aspect.”

Chambers & Partners 2018 High Net Worth – Traditional Chancery

Recognised by sources as an experienced contentious trust practitioner, Andrew Child is described by one solicitor as “my first choice for pure trust disputes.” He handles domestic and offshore cases, and another source reports: “He has huge, in-depth knowledge and will be very popular with lawyers. He is a good advocate and has particular skills when dealing with big trust disputes with a family and divorce aspect.” His advocacy skills are also praised, and an interviewee explains: “He is a sharp and tough litigator and is persuasive in court. He knows how to construct a neat and concise argument.”

Chambers & Partners 2018 – Offshore:

Andrew Child has a strong offshore practice and noted experience of handling civil fraud and trusts matters. He is also involved in asset transfer disputes and is active in Guernsey and the Cayman Islands.

“More than capable of holding his own with the best silks in the business, he’s a man people take seriously.”

Chambers & Partners 2018 – Traditional Chancery:

Leading junior in the field of traditional chancery, who often handles many of the most important cases concerning estate and trust litigation both domestically and offshore. He is noted for his expertise in breach of trust claims and private international law issues.

“Known for giving well thought-out and clear advice, he is incisive and analytical in his approach to complex matters.” “His is a name you see on all the biggest cases. He is very in-demand with solicitors and always acts in important cases that produce significant decisions and judgments.”

Chambers & Partners 2018 – Trusts:

Highly experienced junior with a broad knowledge of domestic and offshore trusts law. He regularly acts for personal representatives, trustees and beneficiaries in breach of trust claims.

“Very robust in his views and excellent at negotiating his way through disputes. He is an expert at reaching agreements and settlements.”