Jannika Glendon - McDermott Will & Emery


Jannika Glendon focuses her practice on dispute resolution issues, including contested estates, acting for high net worth individuals in private trust disputes, as well as commercial dispute resolution and arbitration.


  • Acting for a high net worth family in a highly contentious estate dispute seeking proof of a will in solemn form. The case involves numerous defendants outside of the jurisdiction and is interlaced with the client’s foreign proceedings in Belgium and Russia, and until recently, the BVI. Also acting in another related dispute over the shares in the claimant’s BVI company, and which involves allegations of fraud and sham documents, and inconsistent foreign law documents.
  • Acting in a contested estate matter for an individual seeking cross examination of the defendants (certain family members) in relation to a purported testamentary instrument.
  • Advised on the Dawson Damer case; a large scale and high profile claims in the Bahamas, which involved a disclosure application pursuant to the Data Protection Act (UK and the Bahamas), as well as claims against the client’s former trustees.

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  • The Legal 500 UK,  Recommended Lawyer in Contentious Trusts ad Probate (2023), Ones to Watch in Trusts and Personal Tax Law (2024)


  • Co-head of the McDermott Diversity Committee Mentoring Working Group


University of Law, LPC 2017
University of Essex, LLB (Hons), 2013

England and Wales