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Biography

Charles Moore
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He is an excellent, well-rounded counsellor who provides extremely responsive service and is always ready with up-to-date, practical solutions to complex issues.

Chambers HNW

Charles Moore

Partner | Cayman Islands
+1 345 815 2942 charles.moore@harneys.com
Biography

Charles Moore is a partner in 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 proba ...

Charles Moore is a partner in 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.

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Recommendations

Charles is recognised as a next generation partner (2022 – 2024 guides). Previously, he was recognised as a rising star (2020 – 2021 guides). Testimonials include: “We rate Charles Moore very highly for his wisdom and pragmatism. Charles is gaining plaudits for his litigation work in ...

Charles is recognised as a next generation partner (2022 – 2024 guides). Previously, he was recognised as a rising star (2020 – 2021 guides).

Testimonials include:

  • “We rate Charles Moore very highly for his wisdom and pragmatism. Charles is gaining plaudits for his litigation work in particular in which his commitment really shines through.” He “goes out of his way to assist, is a pleasure to work with and explains complex issues with ease.” He “is the partner that we work with most often and he is an excellent business partner who takes the time to understand the client’s engagement and concerns. The advice provided is always well informed and considered and the partners are proactive in connecting clients with other subject matter experts that support their needs.” (2024 guide)
  • “The Private Client team is a pleasure to work with, particularly Charles Moore, who is always available and very approachable. The advice given is always practical and proactive and the team is extremely knowledgeable. They are fantastic business partners.” (2023 guide)
  • He is "very good with clients, highly responsive and knowledgeable" and he is “going to be a real jewel in the private client disputes world in Cayman: very good with clients, highly responsive and knowledgeable. Time spent with Charlie is time well spent.” (2022 guide)
  • “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.” (2021 guide)
  • “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." (2020 guide)

Charles is recognised as an up and coming lawyer (2021 - 2023 guides) Previously, he was recognised as an associate to watch (2019 – 2020 guides).

Testimonials include:

  • "Charles is technically very able and very good at managing client expectations. He is all round a very good lawyer." He “is a class act in Cayman, with great experience and a great manner with clients." He "is a great trusts and private client lawyer." (2023 guide)
  • "He is an excellent, well-rounded counsellor who provides extremely responsive service and is always ready with up-to-date, practical solutions to complex issues." This source continues: "His professionalism is unsurpassed. He has a passion for his area of work, which reflects in his communication." (2022 guide)
  • He is "very calm" and "very good at seeing what the problem is." (2021 guide)
  • A peer said Moore is "one to watch for the future." A market insider noted: "He is strong on the litigation side and is good at trust disputes," adding that "he is sensible in his approach." (2020 guide)
  • "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." (2019 guide)

Charles is recognised as a global elite lawyer.

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British Virgin Islands
2024

England and Wales (not practising)
2023

Cayman Islands
2013

New Zealand (not practising)
2005

University of Canterbury (LLB)
2005

University of Canterbury (BA)
2005

He is an excellent, well-rounded counsellor who provides extremely responsive service and is always ready with up-to-date, practical solutions to complex issues.
Chambers HNW