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Wills and Estates

“Radcliffe Chambers’ wide pool of talent is excellent at dealing with wills and trust disputes.”

Private Client section, The Legal 500

Members of Radcliffe Chambers have extensive expertise in the law and practice concerning Wills, probate and the administration of estates.

The issues that may arise in relation to the estate of a deceased person range from purely technical problems, such as the failure of a testator to appoint an Executor, to fierce conflicts over the validity of competing Wills. Between these extremes, there may be uncertainty about the meaning of a particular bequest in a Will or a need for guidance from the Court on how to progress the administration of an estate. Creditors of a deceased person, or those dissatisfied with the devolution of his estate, may bring claims against personal representatives, and personal representatives may need to pursue claims on behalf of the estate. Members of Radcliffe Chambers are able to deal expertly with issues of all these kinds, and the many others that arise in this field.

Cases concerning Wills and estates often require additional expertise in fields such as trusts, real property, landlord and tenant, company, insolvency, charity and tax law. Our members have expertise in complementary fields, and can advise comprehensively on and conduct cases which cross boundaries between subject areas.

We are attuned to the desirability of exploring consensual means of dispute resolution in appropriate cases. Members of Radcliffe Chambers frequently act in negotiations and mediations to resolve disputes between those interested in a deceased person’s estate. A number of our practitioners in this field are themselves accredited mediators.


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Recent Cases of Note


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