Glenn Willetts

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Glenn’s practice covers a broad range of Estates and Trusts work 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 and dealing with the upholding or the challenging of the validity of wills.

Glenn also advises on a wide range of estates and trust issues.

Glenn is a 1st Dan competitive Judo Black Belt. He recently won a Bronze medal at the British Masters Championships 2023 and has been awarded a place on the Great Britain Masters Judo Squad.

Glenn also enjoys Obstacle Course Racing, circuit training, mountain biking, skiing and generally running around after his 3 daughters.


"Glenn is technically excellent, provides sensible commercial advice and is responsive, detailed and thorough." Chambers 2024

"Glenn is an effective advocate." Chambers UK 2023

"Excellent on his feet and razor sharp in cross-examination." Chambers UK 2022

“His written advice was impressive; it was comprehensive, very thorough and got to the heart of the issues.” Chambers UK 2021

“A methodical and clear advocate.” Chambers UK 2020

Notable Cases

McBride v. UK Insurance Limited [2017] EWCA Civ 144

test case credit hire appeal concerning the correct test to be applied in respect of the assessment of Basic Hire Rates, including a successful appeal in respect of the issue of a hirer’s entitlement to hire from a credit hire company with a nil hire excess position.

Savills (UK) Limited v. Blacker [2017] EWCA Civ 68

successful appeal to the Court of Appeal in respect of the correct contractual interpretation of an estate agency contract.

Edkins v. Hopkins [2016] EWHC 2542

estates case concerning a challenge to the validity of a will on the grounds of lack of testamentary capacity, want of knowledge and approval and undue influence.

Bir Holdings v. Mehta [2014] EWHC 3903 (Ch)

care home shares sales dispute including numerous claims of breaches of warranty.

Wallbank v. Price [2007] EWHC 3001

trusts dispute and defences of duress and undue influence.

In the matter of TT Industries Limited and in the matter of Fibaflo Industries Limited (2006) BCC 372

application to extend the period of an administration order in respect of a company after the expiry of the statutory period, the provisions of the Insolvency Act 1986 Sch.B1 para.77(1)(b)

Ian Wilson (HMIT) v. Stephen Clayton [2004] EWCA Civ 1657 (2005) STC 157 (2005) IRLR 108

test case as to the meaning of benefit in kind within section 154 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.


Midland Chancery and Commercial Bar Association.

Queen’s Mother Scholar of the Middle Temple, Major Scholarship.


Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School, Sutton Coldfield.

Birmingham University, LLB(Hons), First Class.

Pembroke College, Oxford University, BCL (Oxon), First Class.

Inns of Court School of Law, London, BVC.