Contentious Trusts and Probate


Chambers' contentious trusts and probate team brings a wealth of experience in this area: traditional probate disputes (allegations of lack of testamentary capacity, want of knowledge and approval, undue influence), claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, claims based on  beneficial interest and proprietary estoppel,   construction of wills, deeds of variation, rectification, applications to remove personal representatives, and claims by and against estates.


We understand that these cases frequently involve family members, and need to be handled with sensitivity but also with tenacity .  Accordingly, we are keen to be involved early in the case to discuss and advise on possible strategy and tactics, which will often include mediation .