Inheritance, Probate & Trusts

Areas of expertise include:

  • Inheritance Act
  • Capacity
  • Court of Protection
  • Deputy for Property & Affairs
  • Trusts & Trustees
  • Construction & Validity of Wills
  • Variations of Wills
  • Contentious Probate
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Intestacy
  • Executor & Administrator Disputes
  • Personal Representatives
  • Proprietary Estoppel
  • Equitable Remedy Claims
  • Donatio Mortis Causa
  • Variation of Trusts Act 1958
  • Trusts of Land & Appointment of Trustees Act (ToLATA)
  • Trust Deeds
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Company Disputes
  • ADR – Mediation
  • Professional Negligence

Inheritance, Contentious Probate & Trusts Barristers

"Trinity Chambers  has 'a  deserved, strong reputation' with members instructed across the gamut of Chancery matters."  Legal 500

Probate and estate issues are often difficult and sensitive problems involving family. All aspects of contentious probate are dealt with by barristers in the group including Inheritance Act claims, validity of wills, capacity and undue influence. Trinity’s barristers are able to deal with property and inheritance issues as well as estates involving businesses.

Members of the Group have particular experience of Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claims acting for dependents and also on behalf of estates. They deal with issues relating to Lasting Powers of Attorney, Enduring Powers of Attorney and the role of Deputies.

Chambers’ members have experience across the range of trust issues whether involving a trust instrument and administration, implied or constructive trust situations and trusts of land.

Members of the Group have experience of providing Section 48 advice and securing directions from the court in appropriate cases.

Individuals have specific expertise in dealing with Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 claims including where this overlaps with family and/or business issues.

Non-contentious advice

In addition to significant traditional litigation work, Trinity’s commercial and Chancery barristers deal with non-contentious work including drafting, contract reviews, general “know how”, written opinions and advice.

Training

Members of the group regularly speak across the breadth of topical legal issues and particular issues which require training. In house training can be arranged and the group regularly runs seminars to lawyers at all levels of experience.

  • "Trinity Chambers  has 'a  deserved, strong reputation' with members instructed across the gamut of Chancery matters"

    Legal 500 2021

  • "An excellent chambers and clerking service: they are always attentive and can offer a very wide range of expertise." "The clerks are very approachable and user-friendly, readily available and efficient with invoicing. You really feel you know where you stand with them"

    Chambers & Partners 2021

  • "An impressed solicitor describes the set as "knowledgeable and efficient".The clerks always look after us. They get things turned around and stick to fee quotes"

    Chambers & Partners 2020

  • "Members of Trinity Chambers are instructed in a wide range of commercial, company and Chancery matters... Another notable area of specialism is alternative dispute resolution, with several qualified mediators in chambers"

    Legal 500 2020

  • "Trinity Chambers has established strength in Chancery law; instructions for the team include professional negligence, insolvency, contentious probate, Inheritance Act, trusts and estates matters"

    Legal 500 2019

  • "Trinity is ‘well known for its expertise in Chancery law, where members act in cases involving wills and probate, trusts, estates, professional negligence, landlords and tenants, and insolvency.’"

    Legal 500 2017

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