Contentious Probate & Inheritance Act claims

Contentious Probate & Inheritance Act claims overview

Gatehouse Chambers’ practitioners have an unrivalled expertise in all forms of contentious probate and inheritance act claims. In respect of wills, members’ frequently encounter issues concerning testamentary capacity, forgery, rectification and undue influence.

As to the administration of estates, our experience includes disputes concerning caveats, the removal of trustees and executors and the remuneration of independent administrators.  We also handle the problems associated with insolvent estates.

Inheritance Act claims are a further area of specialist knowledge most recently exemplified by Brie Stevens-Hoare QC’s appearance in the Supreme Court in the case of Ilott v Mitson [2017] UKSC 17; [2017] 2 W.L.R. 979.


Cameron Stocks successful in Inheritance Act 1975 claim for reasonable financial provision


Brie Stevens-Hoare QC and Oliver Hyams in major victory in fight against “possible fraud” aimed at the elderly


Brie Stevens-Hoare QC recommended once again in Chambers High Net Worth Guide



Donatio Mortis Causa – Davey v Bailey


Think of the Children! – Minors and reasonable financial provision


A reminder on the importance of form in a Part 36 offer, and the principles applying to costs in contentious probate claims


Exploring “Reasonable Financial Provision” – Lewis v Warner