Inheritance, Wills, Probate & Estate Barristers

Our property and estates team have exceptional knowledge and extensive experience of estates disputes.

The team have experience of estates disputes including:

Probate disputes challenging the validity of wills on grounds including:

  • Lack of formality under section 9 of the Wills Act 1837;
  • Want of testamentary capacity;
  • Lack of knowledge and approval of the will by the testator;
  • Undue influence or fraud.

Procedural and substantive disputes concerning lost wills, caveats, citations and contentious administration including applications for the removal of executors.

The construction, interpretation and rectification of wills.

Secret trusts and mutual wills claims.

Property disputes following death involving proprietary estoppel and constructive trust claims against estates, donatio mortis causa, applications for orders for sale and other relief under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.

Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

Clerk Contact Information

For further information and enquiries please contact our civil clerks via email or on 0117 930 9000.