Our trust and probate dispute lawyers act for a range of clients, including individuals and groups. Contact our team today for a quote.

Who Do Pitmans’ Trust & Probate Dispute Lawyers Work For?

Pitmans clients range from individual beneficiaries under a Will, wanting to know what their rights are and to understand how they are affected by a dispute between other parties, to groups of beneficiaries concerned about the behaviour of their trustees, or the trustees themselves, dealing with disputes between the beneficiaries under a trust or navigating the mine-field of a threatened claim against them. We are sensitive to the fact that the disputes often involve family members, and aim to secure outcomes which preserve or restore good relations, while nevertheless ensuring that our client’s interests are protected.

A significant proportion of our work relates to parties who are resident and domiciled in the UK, but we have also undertaken regular instructions in relation to the disputes involving the Channel Islands and other financial centres within Europe and further afield.

We value our ability to address complex technical issues of law and equity in straightforward everyday language which ensure that our clients are well informed about the decisions that they need to make, and feel appropriately supported through what can often be an extremely emotionally challenging time.

Do Pitmans’ Trust & Probate Dispute Lawyers Have Any Particular Areas of Expertise?

The contentious trust and probate team works very closely with the solicitors and consultants of Pitmans Private Tax and Family Business department, and have access to their wide-ranging expertise on technical trust law matters. Equally, the partners within this team have substantial experience in dealing with contentious matters in this field, including in a number of reported decisions.

Pitmans is also fortunate enough to be able to offer in-house advocacy at High Court level in relation to trust and probate disputes in the Chancery Division, where that is in the client’s interests for reasons of time or cost-efficiency.

Why Choose Pitmans’ Trust & Probate Dispute Lawyers?

Pitmans specialist contentious trust and probate service is unique in the Thames Valley in that it is operated by seasoned litigators with many years of experience in high level complex chancery disputes. We are also able to draw on a range of resources which is second to none. These include not only our expert PTFB team (and indeed of the specialist abilities across the wider firm) but also the international network of lawyers and accountants of which Pitmans is a founder member, MI InterAct. These have frequently been able to lend invaluable assistance in relation to the wide range of cross-border work on which we have been instructed.

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David Archer

Senior Partner

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David Ainslie

Head of Trusts & Estates

T: 0118 957 0231
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Andrew R.E.T. Murray


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Helen Clarke


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Sheilagh Magee


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William Richmond-Coggan


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Sue O'Brien


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Julian Prentice

Senior Associate

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