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Contentious Probate Update

"I know what you missed this summer!"

September 12th 2019

Recordings of all three presenters are now available

Over two hours of listening material.

Recording format - MP4 with supporting Power Point slides


A round up of all the latest note worthy cases from the past few months.

Chaired by Emily Exton, Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution, Forsters

"Practice head Emily Exton is a ‘very experienced litigator and is incredibly empathetic with clients’.” Legal 500 2019

Edward Cumming QC, XXIV Old Buildings -

Latest on Larke v Nugus requests

Solicitors say he is a “skilled drafter and a stellar advocate.  His star is in the ascent”.  He is  “a formidable opponent, who is masterful in designing strategies to maximise returns“.  He is “unbelievably hardworking and responsive, one of the best…” and “clients adore working with him; he fights to the bitter end and his thoroughness is first class“.

Tom Dumont QC, Radcliffe Chambers -

Latest on want of knowledge and approval/Undue influence

"Really smart and knows how to untangle horrendously complex matters in a sensible and effective way." "He is a major market presence and has been in a lot of important cases."  

(Trusts, Chambers UK 2019)

Constance McDonnell QC, Serle Court -

Where are we with 1975 Act Claims and stand still agreements

Constance is "a master of her field" and "one of the best in the business." She regularly handles contentious trust and probate disputes, and is a "go-to person for 1975 Act claims.""She's very decisive and has a great manner with the clients”, "extraordinarily good.” (Chambers & Partners 2019)

Contentious Probate 12th Sept Recording