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Trusted since 2002 to deliver affordable, timely and reliable legal training

This online seminar is useful for -

Contentious Probate Lawyers

Probate and estate administrators

Dispute resolution and private client litigatiors


10.50 Introductions and setting the scene

11am Lessons Learnt in Claims involving Proprietary estoppel where the deceased is domiciled overseas 

Mark Dubbery and Tara Lyons, Pump Court Chambers


12 noon Evidence in want of knowledge and approval cases: what is the court looking for?

A practical guide to presenting cases, with a focus on recent decisions (both for and against!)

Constance McDonnell QC, Serle Court


12.45 Lunch break


1.15 pm Latest on undue influence afer (Coles v Reynolds) and other cases. 

Richard Dew, Ten Old Sq


2pm How’s your professional negligence and PI insurance after (Guide Dogs for the Blind v Box) 

Alex Troup, St John’s Chambers


2.45pm What is the current situation on Public Trustee v Cooper applications post Schumacher v Clarke

Giles Richardson, Serle Court & James Lister, Partner, Stevens and Bolton

15.20 Afternoon break 


15.30 Testamentary Capacity Update and ramifications from  (Clitheroe v Bond) and other cases

Penny Reed QC and Ruth Hughes, 5 Stone Buildings

16.15 Update Will forgery cases, 

Amy Proferes, Serle Court

- Legal validity under s9 of the Wills Act 1837

- Requirements when pleading fraud

- Benefits and drawbacks of forensic handwriting analysis

- Strategic use of criminal proceedings

- Case update, including Re Brunt [2021] EWHC 368 (Ch)


5pm Close

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Contentious Probate 2021 Seminar

Online 13th May from 10.50am - 5pm

Live, interactive and recorded for future viewing

Sponsored by Schneider Financical Solutions


Chaired  by

James Lister


Stevens & Bolton

What happens after your register?

After completing the registration form, we will email you a confirmation invoice and upon payment an access link will be sent giving permission to join the meeting.

Payment can be either by bacs (details printed on the invoice or call with a credit card and your invoice number)

Follow up emails will be sent with notes/slides before the event and then a final email to access the event recording.

Which online platform?

We currently use Zoom to host all our online events.