Contentious Trusts Next Gen Summit

A unique interdisciplinary event focusing on trusts. Bringing together the next generation of contentious trusts practitioners with all other HNW in Disputes practitioners to forge networks, discuss experiences and build their own personal brand

18th to 20th September 2024 – Conrad Hotel, Dublin, Ireland

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We are delighted to bring you a brand new and unique interdisciplinary event for the next generation of contentious trusts practitioners as well as for all other practitioners where trusts can be involved. 

Building on our track record of catering specific events for the next generation of legal practitioners we are delighted to bring together our next gen initiatives from across 4 of our communities at one event. Unlike anything else in the market, we will bring together key practitioners from across these 4 practice areas, covering the breadth of trusts in disputes:

Private Client - Contentious 
Trusts Advisory

FIRE - Fraud, Insolvency, 
[Asset] Recovery & Enforcement

HNW Divorce - High Net Worth 
Divorce Litigation

Commercial Disputes - Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration & Mediation

Build Your Own Agenda

From mid-morning to early afternoon we offer 4 streams running concurrently. Each stream is themed, allowing you to mix and match shaping, your own agenda:

1. Stream 1 - Path to Partner: To Infinity and Beyond

      Chaired by: 
      Sue Medder - Business Consultant - ThoughtLeaders4

2. Stream 2 - Disputes & Advisory Crossover

3. Stream 3 - Divorce & Trusts

4. Stream 4 - Fraud, Asset Recovery & Commercial Issues

What to Expect?

  • Trust Companies will be front and centre of this event, with a focus on the day-to-day practicalities of trusts in distress.
  • Unique to this event, key practitioners from outside of the contentious trusts space will share their expertise.
  • Attend to gain a new perspective and expand your network within and beyond the contentious trusts space.
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Keynotes Delivered By:

Our keynote speakers for the event will feature Tom Ffiske, the Editor of Immersive Wire, who will delve into the intriguing topic of "AI & the Metaverse: Shaping the New Norm". Following Tom, we are honoured to welcome Richard Martin, Principal Consultant at Byrne Dean, who will address your wellbeing and mental health.

Expert Advisory Committee

The advisory board for this event illustrates our interdisciplinary approach with practitioners drawn from Trust companies, chambers, advisory practice, HNW divorce, fraud, commercial disputes as well as contentious trusts expertise. 

Philippa Stokes
Philippa Stokes Partner
R&H Trust Co (Cayman)
Kelly Watson
Kelly Watson Client Services Director
Accuro (Jersey)
Monika Byrska
Monika Byrska Partner
Howard Kennedy
Abby Buckland
Abby Buckland Partner
Kingsley Napley
James Angus
James Angus Partner
Jacob Ward
Jacob Ward Senior Associate
Paige Achilles
Paige Achilles Associate
Stephenson Harwood

Speakers already confirmed include:

Paul Buckle
Paul Buckle Director
Charlotte Henshall
Charlotte Henshall Senior Associate
Payne Hicks Beach
Richard Wakeham
Richard Wakeham Head of Commercial & Solutions I UK & Offshore
Zedra (Jersey)
Robert Avis
Robert Avis Partner
Charles Russell Speechlys (Switzerland)
Alice Tomlin
Alice Tomlin Senior Associate
Charlotte Symes
Charlotte Symes Director
Family Law in Partnership
Maria Koureas-Jones
Maria Koureas-Jones Partner
Francis Wilks & Jones
Sue Medder
Sue Medder Business Consultant
Antonia Argyrou
Antonia Argyrou Partner
N. Pirilides & Associates (Cyprus)
Bryan Jones
Bryan Jones Partner
Hughes Fowler Carruthers
Tom Serafin
Tom Serafin Associate
Natasha Holme
Natasha Holme Associate
Mishcon de Reya
Jemma Goddard
Jemma Goddard Senior Associate
James Woods-Davison
James Woods-Davison Senior Associate
Boodle Hatfield
Claire Andrews
Claire Andrews Partner
Osbornes Law
Philipp Konzett
Philipp Konzett Senior Associate
Gasser Partner (Liechtenstein)
Kieran Leahy
Kieran Leahy Associate
Mills & Reeve
Laura Phillips
Laura Phillips Legal Director
Kingsley Napley
 Elizabeth Fox
Elizabeth Fox Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig
George Porter
George Porter Senior Associate
Taylor Wessing
Peter Gillis
Peter Gillis Managing Associate
Stephenson Harwood
Emilly Chalk
Emilly Chalk Associate
Aidan Briggs
Aidan Briggs Barrister
New Square Chambers
Sarah Twohig
Sarah Twohig Senior Associate
Pinsent Masons (Ireland)
Richard Joynt
Richard Joynt Director & Head of Family Office
Ben Havard
Ben Havard Partner
Collas Crill (Guernsey)
Orla Donovan
Orla Donovan Senior Associate
Dentons Ireland
Richard Dew
Richard Dew Barrister
Ten Old Square
James Badcock
James Badcock Consultant
Astraea Group
Matthew Sperry
Matthew Sperry Partner
Content Focused 
Networking Forward

With an overriding emphasis is on the quality of networking and its content, we take networking seriously.  From thought provoking keynotes that spark conversation to wandering around Dublin with a new contact from across the globe, we provide a whole host of unique networking opportunities and activities all included in the conference price. 

Mix and Match Essential Legal Content 
& Personal Skills Sessions

With a mix of essential legal updates and career 
advancing personal skills workshops build your 
own programme and engage with content 
that best suits your practice. 

Form More Meaningful Connection 
in Smaller Breakout Groups

Smaller group sessions allow for better networking and
focussed learning. These have become a hallmark of 
ThoughtLeaders4 events, often copied, 
but seldom replicated.

Event Partners

Knowledge Partner
Media Partner

Contact Us


For Speakers enquiries please contact Paul on +44 (0) 20 3398 8510 or email


For Partnership enquiries please contact Dan on +44 (0) 20 3398 8554 or email

General & Booking

For General & Booking enquiries please contact Operations on +44 (0) 20 3398 8560 or email

Venue & Logistics

For Venue & Logistics enquiries please contact Sarah on +44 (0) 20 3398 8560 or email

Articles & Content

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For Marketing enquiries please contact Yelda on +44 (0) 20 3398 8551 or email