Inheritance, Probate & Trusts

Apart from the sad loss of the deceased, death often brings a variety of financial problems; and sometimes an unexpected, unpleasant surprise which may cause great distress and upset within the family.

Wills, Trusts and Probate problems are dealt with a lot at East Anglian Chambers. Whether your problem, as personal representative, beneficiary or family member, is:

  • the correct interpretation of a clause in a will
  • lack of testamentary capacity
  • fraud, forgery or undue influence
  • want of knowledge and approval
  • claimed but previously unknown relationships
  • disputes with residuary beneficiaries (e.g. charities)
  • variation of the will trusts
  • questions arising in the administration of the estate
  • identification of the deceased’s assets – whether subject to a trust or otherwise
  • obtaining the court’s approval to the winding up of Lloyds members’ estates
  • challenging the reasonableness of provision made by Will or upon intestacy under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975

We can provide a detached, analytical and sympathetic assessment of the issues and advise on the best available remedies, including negotiating with other family members, the drafting of proceedings and representation in the Property, Trusts and Probate List in the Business and Property Courts or (if appropriate) in the local County Court.

Our team also has extensive experience in advising and representing clients where there is a dispute arising out of a trust, including co-ownership disputes concerning the extent of a party’s interest under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.

To speak to a member of the inheritance, probate and trusts team contact the clerking team, who will seek out the best barrister for your Wills and Probate, Trusts or family provision case.