Wills, Estates & Family Provision
Maitland's traditional chancery practice includes advising, drafting and representing clients in the courts in relation to wills, probate and estates matters.
Our expertise extends both to the specialist advisory role of counsel in non-contentious issues and to the conduct of litigation when such matters become contentious, including in disputes between beneficiaries or with executors over probate and testamentary capacity, under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and arising out of the execution of the trusts provided for under wills.
Our recent experience includes acting in Carmen Curati v Sylvana & Roberto Perdoni - The Court of Appeal upheld the High Court’s decision in the battle for a share of Italian businessman Piero Curati’s £4m fortune. We have also acted in Birley v Birley - proceedings relating to the validity of the late Mark Birley's will.