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2019 Contentious Probate & Estates Conference

7th February,

Grange City Hotel, 8-14 Coopers Row,

London EC3N 2BQ

8 PLACES LEFT - Register for just £175

Confirmed presenters and topics;

9.30am Where are we now with 1975 Act claims?

Paul Hewitt, Withers

10.15am Professional negligence in will drafting/estate administration,

- White v Jones where are we now?

- Case update

   Shah v Forsters

- Maladministration and professional negligence 

Graeme Kleiner, Charles Russell and Penny Reed QC, Five Stone Buildings

11am Morning break

11.15am Removal of personal representatives

-       What is the easiest way of securing the removal of personal representatives?

-       Statutory options.

-       Section 19 of the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996: some problems.

-       Removal by the court: has the test moved on from Letterstedt v Broers?

-       Personal representatives, trustees and other fiduciaries: is there any difference?

Edward Cummings QC & Tim Sherwin, XXIV Old Buildings


12.00 The farm cases just keep rolling in.

Tom will look at the latest rulings, to see how the courts are actually applying the supposed principles:

-     Review of the 8 [as of end Sept] farming estoppel cases in 2018.

-     Lessons to be learned, Pitfalls to be avoided.

-     Plus the latest views from the Court of Appeal in Moore v. Moore [to be heard Oct     


Tom Dumont - Radcliffe Chambers

12.45 Questions & Lunch

13.45 Presumptions: are they still effective, and how do they work?

Richard Wilson QC, Serle Court Chambers

14.30 Costs of probate, administration and removal claims

- James v James on costs of probate claims

- Folkes decd; Griffin v Higgs & Sons on costs of removal

- Sheffield v Sheffield on costs orders following compromise

- Issue based orders

- Construction/rectification claims and costs against negligent non-parties

Alexander Learmonth, New Square Chambers

15.15 Undue influence and Law Commission proposals

- The current position: is it too difficult to show a Will was procured by undue influence?

- Should it be possible for the court to presume undue influence in a probate context?

- The proposed statutory test - structured or discretionary.

- Will a statutory test make it easier to prove undue influence?

Tracey Angus QC, Five Stone Buildings

4pm Cross-Border Probate Issues

- Choice of law and determining jurisdiction under the succession regulation

- Domicile and its application to applicable law and jurisdiction

- Anti-suit injunctions and forum arguments

- How this actually works – tips and examples

Richard Dew, Ten Old Square and Geoffrey Kertesz, Bircham Dyson Bell

5pm Close

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