Charles Moore is a member of our Cayman Islands Private Wealth team who specialises in both contentious and non-contentious international trust and private client related matters. He advises high net worth individuals and families on the creation of complex international trusts. He is also experienced in relation to applications for grants of probate and the resealing of foreign grants and letters of administration.
Charles’ contentious practice includes acting for trustees, beneficiaries, protectors, court appointed administrators and other office holders on a variety of matters, including applications for directions, contentious probate matters, breach of trust claims, cross-border estates, Beddoe applications, Public Trustee v Cooper applications, Benjamin orders, enforcement against assets in a trust and indemnity provisions.
Prior to joining us, Charles worked in the litigation department with another offshore law firm in the Cayman Islands and Guernsey and was involved in a number of high profile commercial and trust litigation cases. His experience includes attending every day of a 120+ day trial, as well as various interlocutory and appeal hearings on a variety of matters.
Charles is a full member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners and has completed an advanced certificate in trust disputes.
Charles was recognised as an Up and Coming lawyer. A barrister says he is "very calm" and "very good at seeing what the problem is."Chambers HNW, 2021
Charles is recognised as a "Private Client Global Elite".Legal Week, 2020-21
Charles is recognised as a “rising star”. Sources said: “‘Henry Mander and Charlie Moore are an impressive team and second to none. I would not hesitate to work with either or both of them. They are responsive, smart and user friendly. I have complete faith in them.” And: “A first-rate team, with particular specialty in high-value, highly complex trust litigation. They are very much a leading player in the field, and they always give confidence that no matter how large or how complex, they have done it all before, and know precisely what to do next. I am currently working on a multi-billion dollar trust dispute with them, and they are fantastic. They are gold standard.Legal 500, 2021
Charles is recognised as a "rising star". A source said: "Senior associate Charles Moore is one of the up-and-coming players; he is quickly gaining the skills that will lead to him becoming a leading private client lawyer."Legal 500, 2020
Charles was recognised as an associate to watch. A peer says Moore is "one to watch for the future." A market insider notes: "He is strong on the litigation side and is good at trust disputes," adding that "he is sensible in his approach."Chambers HNW, 2020
Charles is noted as an associate to watch, with sources saying “He is very nice and hard-working. He always goes the extra mile to understand the clients and their situation in order to advise them in the best possible way.”Chambers HNW, 2019
Charles is recognised as a "Private Client Global Elite".Legal Week, 2019
- New Zealand (not practising)
- Cayman Islands
- University of Canterbury (LLB)
- University of Canterbury (BA)