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At Hugh James, ‘thorough and experienced’ team head Matthew Evans has a strong reputation, particularly in relation to contentious probate issues within the agriculture sector. ‘Very impressive’ senior associate Roman Kubiakcombines technical knowledge and tactical nous’ and is also recommended, in particular for multi-jurisdictional claims.

At Howells Solicitors, the ‘intelligent, sensible and practical’ Laith Khatib provides an ‘exemplary level of service’ and is ‘well liked by clients, lawyers and courts alike’.

Led by the ‘commercial’ Richard Howells, JCP Solicitors is a ‘go-to-firm for trusts and contentious probate work’. Praised for his ‘focused and clear advice’, Howells excels at handling high-value agricultural estate disputes for NFU members, as well as acting in proprietary estoppel claims. Associate Andrew Murphy is ‘an excellent up-and-coming talent’.

Although they are best known as property litigators, Iwan Doull and Simon Care at Berry Smith also regularly handle contentious probate work for clients.

At Harrisons Solicitors LLP, Anne Smith has considerable contentious probate expertise.

Recognised as ‘an expert in his field’, Simon Thomas at Hutchinson Thomas recently successfully concluded proceedings against a law firm for administering an incorrect will.

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