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Morton Fraser represents clients in cross-border inheritance tax disputes, as well as executors and claimants in domestic inheritance cases, including legal rights claims. Richard McMeeken leads the practice; Graham Scott joined from Murray Beith Murray.

Turcan Connell’s ‘user-friendly’ team acts for executors, family members and charities in will disputes. Peter Littlefield is ‘well known in the charity sector’ and is representing a number of charities in a multi-faceted legacy dispute. Other work includes representing the executors of the estate of newspaper magnate Deirdre Romanes.

Anderson Strathern’s work includes cases involving allegations of fraud, undiscovered family members and care home fee disputes. John Biggar leads the practice.

Brodies LLP’s expertise includes representing executors and beneficiaries in disputes regarding art collections, divisions of interests in family businesses and cohabitation claims. Alan Barr heads the practice.

At Gillespie Macandrew LLP, John McArthur, whose expertise includes legal rights claims, ‘makes sure that the clients feel they are in safe hands’. Agnes Mallon’s work includes cross-border disputes.

Murray Beith Murray has ‘a great deal of experience in dealing with contentious estates’. Work includes cross-border litigation and advice on corporate ownership and executorial misconduct. Carole Hope is ‘very approachable’.

Shepherd and Wedderburn has ‘an excellent knowledge of the issues’. Work includes advising on the appointment of transnational judicial factories, advising on the ejection of executors and on allegedly defective wills. Elaine Brailsford and the ‘excellentAndrew Holehouse are recommended.

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