Wills & Trusts Disputes
Pragmatic, expert guidance
The members of our specialist team are widely recognised as leaders in this field, offering strength in depth and a truly bespoke approach for clients facing difficulties of any kind concerning an estate or a trust, whether in this country or offshore.
A seamless service
Our best work is confidential, as we resolve the vast majority of our cases without the expense or risk of a court hearing.
In cases where this has not been possible, we have a proven track record and are at the cutting edge of the developing law. Examples of cases we have handled include:
|Ilott v Blue Cross & Ors||The Supreme Court's first ever ruling on claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, where we acted for the successful appellant charities.|
|King v Dubrey||The leading case on gifts made in contemplation of death (donations mortis causa) where we acted for the successful appellants.|
|Rubin v Eurofinance||The Supreme Court's leading decision on the common law rules regarding enforcement of foreign bankruptcy orders. We acted for the successful intervener.|
|RNLI v Headley||Provides clear guidance on the requirement for trustees to provide accounts to beneficiaries, where we acted for the successful applicants.|
|Kell v Jones||Provides clear guidance on when a solicitor's mistake in drafting a will can be fixed by rectification, and when the solicitor must pay damages to remedy the problem. We acted for the successful defendants.|
Working for individuals, professionals and charities, we liaise closely with our colleagues in our Tax & Trusts, Landed & Historic Estates and Probate teams to provide a complete and seamless service.