Overview


Lynsey McIntyre focuses her practice on litigation, including contentious trusts and estates, commercial and property disputes. She has experience dealing with cross-border disputes in relation to offshore trusts.

Results


  • Pursuing a professional negligence claim against an offshore trustees’ former lawyers that drafted defective deeds resulting in failed retirements of the trustees and UK tax liabilities – the dispute was ultimately resolved by way of expert determination; also dealing with ancillary disputes arising out of the failed retirements and appointments
  • Successfully applying to set aside various court orders to permit a Guernsey trustee to defend English High Court proceedings concerning shares worth £30m, where three law firms had purported to represent the trustee in the proceedings for 3 years without the trustee’s knowledge or authority
  • Advising an offshore trustee on its obligations to disclose trust documents in Caribbean court proceedings involving several beneficiaries of the trust.
  • Acting for offshore trustees in applications for directions and Beddoes relief

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Recognitions


  • The Legal 500 UK 2014, 2016, 2018-2019
  • Winners of Private Client Team of the Year at Legal Week British Legal Awards 2019
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Contentious Trust and Estates Team of the Year in 2012 to 2013

Community


  • London Solicitors Litigation Association
  • The Contentious Trusts Association (ConTra)
  • MWE Trusts & Estates Controversy Group

Credentials


Education
University of Law London, ACTAPs course, 2014 to 2016
College of Law Chester, 2000
Warwick University, LLB, Honours, 1998

Admissions
The Law Society of England and Wales

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Lynsey McIntyre

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