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Inheritance, Probate & Wills

We are consistently ranked as one of the top private client sets of Chambers in Chambers UK, Chambers HNW and The Legal 500

Inheritance Act Claims

Our barristers are expert in bringing and defending claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

We regularly act for both estates and beneficiaries, offering advice and representation at all stages of these claims, including: applications for permission to bring claims out of time, applications for interim payments, and at FDR hearings.

We frequently give seminars on legal developments in this area

Sidney Ross is the author of Sweet & Maxwell’s Inheritance Act Claims (4th Ed.).

Wills & Probate

Ten Old Square is very well known for its expertise in wills and probate matters, both contentious and non-contentious. We are instructed in many of the leading probate and wills cases, and to advise in respect of some of the largest and most complex estates in England and Wales.

Our members produce the leading practitioners’ work, Williams on Wills (11th ed.). For details of the seminars our members give in this area, see here.

Our areas of expertise include: 

  • Disputes concerning the validity of alleged wills, including on grounds of lack of capacity, want of knowledge and approval, undue influence or fraud;
  • Advising on the construction and rectification of wills;
  • Disputes concerning the administration of estates;
  • Claims concerning the removal of personal representatives;
  • Non-contentious probate matters, including applications for grants of probate and letters of administration;
  • Cross-border will disputes
  • Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
  • Drafting wills and codicils; and
  • Professional negligence in wills & probate matters

Contact our Inheritance, Probate & Wills Clerks

Contact our experienced Clerks to find out which Inheritance, Probate & Wills barristers would be ideal for you. They have many years of experience and will ensure that you receive a premium service and advise on the suitability, availability and cost of instructing specialist Counsel.

Call +44 (0)20 7405 0758

"He knows the domestic probate trust field inside and out, and clients love him"

Richard Dew - Chambers UK 2021

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