Rupert Ticehurst Partner - Head of Dispute Resolution
Rupert joined MTG in January 2019 to head the Dispute Resolution team.
Rupert's practice is divided between trust, probate and commercial litigation and private client advisory work. He is a CEDR qualified mediator and acts as a trustee, executor and trust protector.
Over the last 20 years Rupert has managed a large number of trust, probate and commercial disputes in England and offshore.
His cases include removal of trustees, protectors and executors (and defending removal claims); variation of trusts; rectification of trusts; challenging trustees’ decisions and advising trustees on making decisions in contentious circumstances; challenging trustees’ fees; claims for breach of fiduciary duty, misrepresentation and fraud; advising trustees in relation to divorce; freezing orders; claims for breach of contract; passing off and breach of trademark.
Rupert is individually ranked as a top-tier Band 1 practitioner in the Legal 500. He was ranked by Best Lawyers 2021 as a leading specialist in the area of Trusts and Personal Tax and he was hand-selected for the Global Elite Directory 2021, a list of the world's most respected lawyers advising UHNW clients as nominated by peers within the private wealth industry. Each year the list is narrowed down to just 250 from over 6,000 nominations.
Reviews of Rupert in Legal 500 include that he is a “very effective trusts litigator who can think outside the box and find creative and commercially viable solutions to the most complicated of problems”. Interviewees added "Rupert is simply fantastic at advising in a commercial, practical manner. He never loses sight of the fact that someone has to actually be able to implement his advice'".
The 2019 Chambers & Partners HNW guide ranks Rupert as a top tier Band 1 leading lawyer, with interviewees describing him as "one of the top trusts litigators in London. He's really knowledgeable, he doesn't let any angle go unaddressed, he's very meticulous and very commercial." Another interviewee notes his private client experience, saying: "He is excellent - he does non-contentious too, so he has a real good eye for technical detail." The 2018 guide described Rupert as “an effective combination of being highly commercial with considerable technical skills”; “He enjoys a scrap as much as any lawyer but is also very clever at negotiating and strategy. He is really battle hardened, but also good to deal with”.
Details of Rupert's experience are listed below.