Legal 500 2023
Emily Mailer remains a market leader. Always calm under pressure and with a commercial sense for the deal, she gets clients’ trust and the respect of her opponents. Nothing is beyond her ability.
Emily acts for individuals, families, executors, trustees, beneficiaries, trust companies, protectors and family offices.
She has a wealth of experience dealing with disputes which often have an international element.
This includes conducting cases concerning the validity of wills, breach of trust claims, construction proceedings and rectification applications, and applications to remove executors and trustees.
Emily also handles Court of Protection applications (both contested and uncontested) for the appointment of deputies and the approval of statutory wills or lifetime gifts.
Along with the Trusts and Estates Disputes practice, Emily provides robust representation of clients in court but equally helps clients reach a settlement away from the risk and publicity of litigation where possible. She is experienced in various forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution, such as mediation.
Emily's experience means that she also advises settlors who are establishing trusts on risk management issues, such as the treatment of a trust's assets on the divorce or bankruptcy of a beneficiary.
She is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars, and also contributes to national publications on issues surrounding disputes relating to inheritance.
Emily is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and also a member of STEP, the global professional body that help families plan for their future.
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