Nicholas Le Poidevin specialises in trusts and estates work, both contentious and advisory. He has appeared in significant cases in England at the highest level in both areas of practice, Crociani v Crociani (2014: trust jurisdiction clauses) in the Privy Council and Marley v Rawlings (2014: switched wills) in the Supreme Court. Over half of his work comes from overseas, especially Jersey and Guernsey, and he also appears in courts abroad. He is familiar with the trust laws of most of the offshore jurisdictions. A particular interest is the conflict of laws and the problems it causes in both trust and estate administration.
He is an editor of the leading practitioners' textbook, Lewin on Trusts, and is a frequent speaker at conferences.
His practice extends also to property law, company law and insolvency, either in their own right or in connection with trusts and estates.