Profile submitted by Josh Lewison
Josh specialises in trusts and estates litigation, trusts advisory and insolvency. In relation to trusts and estates matters, he has experience of acting for entitled beneficiaries, disentitled and disappointed beneficaries and personal representatives. In insolvency cases, Josh usually acts on behalf of office holders, but has also acted for creditors, contributories and others with claims in company assets. He has established a particular specialism in relation to the impact on trusts of registers of beneficial ownership, including the UK PSC Register and similar regimes. Most of Josh’s work is UK-based, but he has substantial experience of offshore work, principally in the Channel Islands. Josh is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has also been admitted to the State Bar of California.
Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists, Chancery Bar Association, Charity Law Association, Insolvency Lawyers’ Association.
Westminster School and Downing College, Cambridge (MA, Cantab). Hardwicke and Denning Scholarships (Lincoln’s Inn). Called to the Bar in 2005. Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2014. Registered DIFC Courts Practitioner. Admitted to the State Bar of California, 2015
Companies Limited by Guarantee (Jordans, 2014) Contributor to Insolvency Litigation: A Practical Guide (Sweet & Maxwell, 2016) Editor of the Insolvency Division of Butterworths Civil Court Precedents (2017 onwards)