Inheritance Disputes, Wills, Trusts and Estates

The Group offers detailed advice, conduct of proceedings (including representation at mediation or in negotiations) and the drafting of all relevant documents, for both contentious and non-contentious work.


Building on the strength of our experience, our expertise includes:

  • Contentious Probate - Dealing with upholding or challenging the validity of wills Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
  • Administration of Estates - Covering all issues relating to the administration of estates, including the construction of wills, identity of beneficiaries, deductibility of expenses or debts, ascertainment of assets and the like, whether contentious or non-contentious. Also, tax liability of estates and the burden of tax together with all aspects of PGO jurisdiction.
  • Trusts – Work including construction of trust deeds, powers and duties of trustees, drafting of trust deeds, deeds of appointment (both of assets and trustees) and vesting orders. Representation in contentious matters, such as breach of trust and tracing claims, variation of trust applications. This further includes trusts of land (including proprietary estoppel claims). All aspects of charitable trusts and pensions are also covered.
  • Tax - Advice and representation on all aspects of direct and indirect taxation, including tax planning and VAT.


No5 Barristers' Chambers is a well-respected Midlands set which continues to act in a variety of probate, trusts and wills matters, as well as real estate and commercial disputes. Members are able to handle everything from Inheritance Act claims to complex insolvency cases. "The barristers are all approachable and down to earth for clients," says one instructing solicitor, who adds: "You don't feel intimidated around them."
Chambers UK 2020

A well-established Midlands set, No5 Chambers boasts a broad chancery practice and a number of well-regarded practitioners. The set has expertise in company, partnership, insolvency and property law as well as contentious and non-contentious trusts and estates. "The success rate I've had from No5 is excellent," remarks a source.
Chambers UK 2018

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