Our client instructed us in her claims against her late husband’s estate and his former lawyer. Our client’s husband was a very wealthy international businessman with properties and assets across multiple jurisdictions (including England), who died unexpectedly whilst travelling. He had a will which left his entire estate to our client. After his death, our client discovered that her husband’s assets had been transferred into complicated trust structures during his lifetime by her husband’s lawyer, and that after her husband’s death the lawyer had taken steps to dissipate and dispose of the assets to his associates across the globe.
We were instructed to investigate the possible forgery of documents by the lawyer, fraud in relation to the transfer of assets, and to carry out asset tracing and give advice relating to recovery against multiple parties across many jurisdictions, including Gibraltar, Canada, Cayman and Switzerland. Our investigations have led to claims being issued in several jurisdictions and obtaining freezing injunctions against a number of parties.