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Paul Levy

Partner

Private Wealth

Paul is a Partner in the Private Wealth department and is the lead partner for our contentious work in this field.  His practice covers a broad range of work for UK and international families and entrepreneurs, encompassing everything from Wills and probate (and the disputes they sometimes trigger) to the most complex tax planning. He has a particular focus on working with international clients, especially concerning trusts and other wealth structuring opportunities.

Court of Protection work forms another part of Paul’s caseload.  He is experienced in advising elderly clients (Lasting Powers of Attorney, tax mitigation and the like) and in recent years has developed an expertise in handling trust and probate disputes, itself a specialist area.  Paul acted for the widow, in her claim regarding her late husband’s Will, in the case of Eade v Hogg [2021] EWHC 1057 (Ch) and he also acted for the applicant in F v R [2022] EWCOP 49 in a case concerning whether the variation of a Will amounted to a deliberate deprivation of capital under the relevant welfare legislation. 

Paul is a member of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and a student member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists.

Legal 500

Paul Levy was named as a ‘Rising Star’ by Legal 500.

  • “Paul Levy is very thoughtful, combining a great eye for detail with a firm gaze on the bigger picture. He is very good strategically”
  • “I did not realise that preparing a will diligently was so detailed. Thankfully I was taken through everything patiently so I understood. It has left me with a lot of work but hopefully I will not leave problems for my family. Paul Levy has been most helpful to myself and my family.”
  • “[Paul Levy]…demonstrated an extremely wide knowledge showing a quite exceptional understanding of his field of law. He also possesses the ability to deliver his advice in a most sensible practical and understandable manner.”
  • “Paul has a strong international dimension to his work, comfortable in addressing the concerns of both UK resident and non-resident individuals.”

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