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Maria Chami

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

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Pensions litigation

Pensions litigation

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 has a joint speciality in both trust litigation and pensions disputes. Maria has strong experience in complex (on shore and offshore) trust litigation, acting for both beneficiaries and trustees. Maria also has experience in complex high value pensions disputes, with particular experience defending high value professional negligence claims brought against advisors.
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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.

“She has insight far beyond her years and she really adds value to a case.”

Chambers UK 2023

  • Pensions dispute resolution
  • Private client, trusts and fiduciary services
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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.

High value professional negligence claims and achieving successful outcome at mediation.

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

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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.

Advising client in relation to the removal of an offshore Trustee and the ongoing dispute about the split of the trust funds with the other beneficiaries.

Advising client in relation to a high value probate dispute against the other co-executor.

More: Private client, trusts and fiduciary services

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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