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Wills, Trusts and Probate

Apart from the sad loss of the deceased, death often brings a variety of financial problems; and sometimes an unexpected, unpleasant surprise, which may cause great distress and upset within the family.
Wills, Trusts and Probate problems are dealt with a lot at East Anglian Chambers. Whether your problem, as personal representative, beneficiary or family member, is:
  • the correct interpretation of a clause in a will;
  • lack of testamentary capacity;
  • fraud, forgery or undue influence;
  • want of knowledge and approval;
  • claimed but previously unknown relationships;
  • disputes with residuary beneficiaries (e.g. charities);
  • variation of the will trusts;
  • questions arising in the administration of the estate;
  • identification of the deceased's assets – whether subject to a trust or otherwise;
  • obtaining the court's approval to the winding up of Lloyds members' estates;
  • challenging the reasonableness of provision made by Will or upon intestacy under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975;
We can provide a detached, analytical and sympathetic assessment of the issues and advise on the best available remedies, including negotiating with other family members, the drafting of proceedings and representation in the Chancery or Family Divisions or (if appropriate) in the local County Court.

To speak to a member of the family law team, contact us on 01473 214481 to be put through to the Clerking Team who will seek out the best barrister for your Wills and Probate, Trusts or family provision case.