Contentious trusts, probate and succession

As the average age of the population rises, so does the number of claims by disappointed potential beneficiaries challenging Testators’ dispositions of their estates whether by their wills or upon intestacy.

This is a notoriously technical area of the law but also one in which the passions of the litigants run very deep and allegations of fraud and undue influence are common place. In these circumstances it is essential that counsel should have both a firm grasp of the applicable legal principles and be a forceful advocate and cross examiner.

The members of chambers who specialise in this area offer those skills and are experienced in handling all types of Probate Claim, claims under Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and all matters ancillary to estate planning and the administration of estates.