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Our Civil team have vast amounts of experience advising and litigating in complex probate and trust claims.
People living longer, second marriages, cohabitation, widespread home ownership and house price inflation mean that families need more help than ever with disputes about wills and home ownership.
Did a person have mental capacity to make a will or a gift? Has an attorney acted properly? What are the assets? Was reasonable financial provision made? What should the executors do?
We regularly advise and litigate on testamentary capacity, undue influence, Inheritance Act proceedings and the powers of executors.
Resulting and constructive trusts need to resolved when partners and families separate, and on death.
We can help with all of these and get a freezing injunction to prevent the dispersal or export of assets. Our work in this area links seamlessly with our Court of Protection practice.
Our recent cases include:
- Testamentary capacity, including temporary incapacity, Alzheimer’s and poisoning of affections
- Undue influence by carers, friends and family
- Setting aside gifts
- Establishing beneficial ownership of assets
- Inheritance Act claims by spouses, second spouses, partners, adult and minor children and other dependents
- Constructive and resulting trusts
- Interpretation of trusts and wills
- Forgery and fraud
- Scientific proof of kinship
Hope Spalding shares her experience as a Second Six Pupil in The Times - May 2020
Tips and Tricks we’ve learnt from Remote Recorded Hearings - May 2020
(Remote) Life at the Bar with the Sutton Trust - Apr 2020
COVID-19 Outbreak – Information for Clients - Mar 2020
Abha Pandya and Scott Storey gave a whirlwind tour of LPAs and probate disputes at Downs Law - Feb 2020
Insights from Paul Ashwell & Abha Pandya at Surrey Law Society Private Client & Conveyancing Conference 2020 - Feb 2020
Open for Business! 1COR’s Richard Ager supports the University of Brighton’s Legal Clinic launch - Dec 2019
Welcome to our new pupils Anogika Souresh and Hope Spalding - Oct 2019
Abha Pandya speaks about wills and probate claims with RHW Solicitors - Jul 2019
Abha Pandya is welcomed by EMD Law to provide a training session on Trusts and Probate claims - Mar 2019
Delighted Abha Pandya joins 1COR as a new tenant - Jul 2018
Seminar/Webinar – Injunctions & Damages in Property Litigation - Mar 2015
Case Comment: Gallarotti v Sebastianelli  EWCA Civ 865 - Sep 2012
Simon Sinnatt interviewed on BBC Radio Sussex - Mar 2011