Our expert team of contentious trusts and estates counsel are accustomed to handling the full spectrum of inheritance and private client disputes. Our barristers regularly advise and represent lay and professional clients in private client disputes and are frequently instructed as part of a team when such issues arise in the context of other litigation, such as financial remedy applications or Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings. The team has experience at all levels of court and has been involved in some of the leading cases in this area of law in recent years.

All of our contentious trusts and estates barristers are seasoned mediation advocates who are well-versed in identifying the best realistic outcome to a dispute and the most appropriate dispute resolution method of achieving it. As well as advising and representing clients in trusts and inheritance disputes, our barristers also provide advice and drafting services in a non-contentious context, such as advising on the administration of estates, applications under the Non-Contentious Probate Rules, and drafting trust documentation.

Our expertise encompasses:

  • Applications for financial provision pursuant to the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
  • Breach of trust and devastavit claims Burial disputes
  • Claims arising from the administration of trusts and estates
  • Disputes between executors
  • Probate claims
  • Property co-ownership (TOLATA) claims
  • Proprietary estoppel claims
  • The interpretation of wills and trust documents