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Maria Chami

T: +44 20 7809 2588 M: +44 7787 280 245 Email Maria | Vcard Office: London

Maria Chami Associate

Contact details

Maria Chami

Maria Chami
Associate

T: +44 20 7809 2588 M: +44 7787 280 245 Email Maria | Vcard Office: London

Maria specialises in complex high value pensions litigation and contentious trusts and probate matters.
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Maria has experience working on complex pensions litigation matters, including working on high value construction and rectification applications, dealing with complex member communication exercises as Representative Beneficiary, and defending high value professional negligence claims brought against advisors.

Maria also has experience working on trust/probate disputes and acts for trustees and/or beneficiaries (both onshore and offshore) to resolve disputes within the trust or against third parties.

“Stephenson Harwood has an exceptionally strong litigation offering”

The Legal 500 UK 2019

  • Trusts and fiduciary services
  • Pensions dispute resolution

Advising client beneficiary against allegations of fraud of a disputed Will with a Russian spouse, with levels of distrust between the parties resulting in a bespoke settlement agreement.

Advising client on challenging a Will which involved dealing with complex issues on sham marriages and immigration laws.

Advising a director on contentious issues relating to an Employment Benefit Trust and the removal of conflicted trustees.

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Acting for Representative Beneficiary (representing over 80,000 members) in construction case relating to whether RPI is appropriate index for calculating pension increases [BT v British Telecommunications Plc V (1) BT Pension Scheme Trustees Limited (2) Linda Bruce-Watt [2018]] .

Acting for a pension consultants and legal advisors in high value professional negligence claims.

Acting for Representative Beneficiary in a rectification claim concerning early retirement provisions.

More: Pensions dispute resolution

  • Pensions

Acting for Representative Beneficiary (representing over 80,000 members) in construction case relating to whether RPI is appropriate index for calculating pension increases [BT v British Telecommunications Plc V (1) BT Pension Scheme Trustees Limited (2) Linda Bruce-Watt [2018]] .

Acting for a pension consultants and legal advisors in high value professional negligence claims.

Acting for Representative Beneficiary in a rectification claim concerning early retirement provisions. 

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