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.

News

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

12/02/2019

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

26/10/2018

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

30/07/2018

Articles

Donatio Mortis Causa – Davey v Bailey

10/03/2021

Think of the Children! – Minors and reasonable financial provision

14/11/2018

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

27/02/2018

Exploring “Reasonable Financial Provision” – Lewis v Warner

05/01/2018