‘A solid, old-school lawyer,’ one family head of a competitor firm tells Spear’s in commending Erica Shelton. The partner is known for ‘litigating effectively when required with patience and pragmatism’ — and she certainly gets results. She won £10.5 million for Sir Terence Conran’s wife in a landmark case where the non-financial contribution to a marriage was taken into account for the first time. Shelton, who is a former trust litigator, is a member of both the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists and the IAFL, which speaks to her breadth of intellectual interest. One recent case even featured a range of businesses tied up in the Philippines’ political storm.