Wills and Probate, Trusts and Settlements, Court of Protection

Court of Protection:  Applications to the Court of Protection, including for the appointment of a Deputy to manage the affairs of a person lacking capacity, enduring and lasting powers of attorney, statutory wills and gifts, personal welfare applications.

Trusts and Settlements:  The creation, variation, rectification and termination of trusts, interpretation of trust documentation, challenges to the validity of trusts, administration of trusts, removal of trustees, allegations of breach of trust and tracing against trustees and third parties, trust taxation.

Wills, Probate and Administration of Estates:  Drafting and interpretation of wills and deeds of variation, intestacy, pre- and post-death inheritance tax planning, challenges to wills, probate actions, removal and substitution of personal representatives, issues arising in the administration of estates, claims for family provision and applications to the court for directions.