Chancery, probate, and tax in Regional Bar


3PB's Lydia Pemberton, who is described by clients as someone who will 'fight hard for her clients and cut to the heart of an issue to get things done', is highly active in Inheritance Act claims, disputes about the validity of wills, removal of executors, and TLATA matters.

No5 Barristers Chambers

No5 Barristers Chambers houses a strong Chancery team, praised by clients for its 'good strength in depth of counsel and very efficient and reliable clerking'. The set houses counsel at a wide range of seniority levels, with complex cases covered by members such as head of chambers Mark Anderson QC, while at the junior end practitioners such as Imogen Halstead are beginning to build up considerable bodies of work in this area. Inheritance issues remain a key area of work for the team, with barristers such as Louise Corfield and Angus Burden focusing heavily on such matters, with Burden having recently advised on cases involving the treatment of matrimonial and non-matrimonial property, alleged capacity issue and improperly prepared wills.

St Philips Chambers

St Philips Chambers has members instructed on a range of Chancery matters, including Inheritance Act 1975 claims and trust disputes, an area in which John Randall QCMark Grant, and John Brennan are highly recommended. Andrew Charman represented three siblings in an inheritance dispute arising from an agricultural estate, securing the removal of the fourth sibling as an executor, and then in a subsequent action after a failure to give up possession of the land in question.