Roger Smith - Estates, Trust & Tax
Roger Smith has been in practice at the Bar since 1970 and has been exclusively concerned with civil litigation and advisory work for most of that time. Claims relating to property in the broad sense have always comprised a large part of his practice and in recent years he has been increasingly involved in dealing with contentious probate (challenges to the validity of wills), the construction and rectification of wills, applications under the Inheritance Act 1975 (currently a major litigation growth area), disputes involving the administration of estates and trusts of land (including applications for the removal of executors, trustees and objections to attorneys in the Court of Protection) and claims by beneficiaries and executors against professional advisers arising from the negligent drafting of wills and ineffective schemes for the saving of Inheritance Tax. He has received instructions in the last 12 months in cases raising issues in all the above mentioned areas.
BA Jurisprudence (Oxon)