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Trusts

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Michael Gouriet

Spear's Review

Few family lawyers balance the emotive and technical aspects of the trade as well as Michael Gouriet, whose clients at Withers have included professionals, landed estate owners, politicians, film and music stars and their partners.

Cases range from £1 billion-plus matters on behalf of Middle Eastern families to intricate cohabitation matters. ‘In my experience you may have to take it so far down the court route to get to a solution, but matters shouldn’t go all the way to court unless there are serious issues,’ he tells Spear’s.

A large amount of the work that Gouriet conducts is on behalf of international families, with an increasing number of cases involving third-party intervention from trustees and companies. Pre-nup work is another speciality.

Adviser Profile

Michael advises on all aspects of divorce and family law (including pre- and post-nuptial agreements) with particular focus on the resolution of financial issues for wealthy individuals, whether married or unmarried and usually with international interests (including clients from Europe, US, Middle East and Russia). Michael also has extensive expertise of child law matters, including international relocation. He is also a qualified Arbitrator. 

Michael has acted in numerous complex high-value divorce cases involving trusts and businesses. His clients include business owners and entrepreneurs, private equity, city professionals, landowners, sports and music stars, politicians, and their spouses/partners.

Rank: Top Recommended

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