Guildhall Chambers Contentious Probate Team invite you to: Testamentary Trials and Tribulations


17th July 2024
4pm - 5:30am
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Practitioners will be familiar with the various trials and tribulations that frequently arise in the probate context. Here, across three talks, Oliver, Ollie, Nicholas and Michael will consider and explore potential solutions to some of them.

Not taking probate for granted: responding to the challenges that shouldn’t be happening We like to think we can spot a thoroughly bad probate challenge, but how do we actually get past one? Oliver Mitchell will consider the options when challenges are intimated but not pursued, are pursued when they ought to be left alone, or generate caveats with caveats.  

Don’t believe everything you read… From forged wills to fudged numbers, Ollie Murrell will provide a practical guide to making and defending allegations of fraud in trusts and estates disputes.  

There’s more to life (and death) than probate claims Michael Selway and Nicholas Evans discuss potential further or alternative claims to consider when dealing with probate matters, from provision under the Inheritance (PFD) Act 1975 to proprietary estoppel or constructive trust, removal of an executor to rectification of a will, and other possibilities besides.

To reserve your place please email events, and for more information contact Stephen Arnold or Joe Stayte.


Michael Selway

Call: 2007

Oliver Mitchell

Call: 2009

Nicholas Evans

Call: 2018

Ollie Murrell

Call: 2022

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