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Contentious Executry and Trust Advice

The loss of a loved one is a difficult thing. Trust and Will disputes often involve a personal element and emotions can run high.

We understand that sometimes the dispute can be so serious between people who have an interest in the estate of the deceased, that the only way it can be resolved is with the assistance of solicitors. Our team is made up of solicitors from both the private client and litigation departments to provide a full range of advice on contentious private client matters. It is also supported by members of our large private client team who have significant experience in Executry and Trust administration.

With a strong technical base we provide practical advice to clients on the options open to them.

Our team handles a wide range of contentious and complex trusts and executry work, and our expertise includes:

  • Administration of complex and large estates, often with rural businesses/foreign assets.
  • Judicial variations of trusts (both public & private)
  • Advising on all areas of inheritance tax litigation, including negotiating tax settlements with HMRC and taking cases to the Tax Tribunal
  • Experienced Litigation advice with a long history of acting for Private Clients
  • Interpretation of Wills and  effects of legal doctrine

We are also experienced in:

  • Removal of executors
  • Proving the tenor of a Will
  • Legal rights claims
  • Breach of duties claims
  • Acting/negotiating for disappointed beneficiaries often relating to land estates/farming businesses
  • Contentious trust matters
  • Advising on Judicial Factories
  • Multiplepoinding
  • Cross border contentious issues

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