Russell-Cooke’s trust and estate disputes team has a wealth of experience in advising beneficiaries, trustees, personal representatives and fiduciaries, family members and other interested parties in a wide range of matters Our specialists areboth recognisedand recommendedby the legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, and are members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS). quick response times and in-depth knowledge Legal 500 2014 We can advise and assist on the complete range of probate, trust and Court of Protection litigation; ranging from representation in contested and hostile court proceedings, to more collaborative methods of dispute resolution such as mediation. We also advise on preventative issues and risk management in terms of will drafting and estate administration. Our experience includes:
n will, succession and legacy disputes n applications relating to the construction or rectification of testamentary documents n proceedings under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 n disputes in relation to trust and family arrangements
disputes about the administration of trusts, estates and the funds of Protected Parties (where these are managed by an attorney or court appointed deputy)
n disputes in the Court of Protection
n professional negligence issues relating to probate, trust and estate matters
We understand that thesedisputes often involve family dynamics andpersonal issues - we endeavour to resolve disputes quickly, cost efficiently, and with the minimum of exposure to court proceedings. We actively encourage and endorse mediation as a highly effective method of dispute resolution. With 170 lawyers across our three offices in London, our breadth of expertise ranges from tax, personal injury, cross-border (particularly French law issues), to those with property, commercial and family law concerns. We value our relationships with our clients and will ensure immediate access to specialists whatever your requirement.
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