Shân Warnock-Smith QC
ICT Chambers, UK/ Cayman Islands
Legal Week's Private Client Global Elite 2018:
What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?
Working with Hong Kong solicitors and counsel on an appeal in a complex case in which Hong Kong trustees of a Jersey law trust were found liable for breach of trust for an alleged failure to supervise an investment manager.
What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?
Communicate! The most important characteristic of a first class private client lawyer is the ability to communicate with and relate to lay and professional clients and other advisers.
What is your favourite quote?
"Dignity, always dignity," Singing in the Rain.
Shân Warnock-Smith QC is both an adviser and a litigator in the whole range of trust and succession matters. She is ranked among the leading Silks in her field and has appeared in a number of the most important private client cases of recent years. Shân has an international practice, taking her around the globe to advise and to litigate from her bases in London and Cayman. She specialises in wealth structuring for international families, with and without the involvement of the court. Shân is also a specialist mediator of trust and succession disputes.