Parklane Plowden's Chancery, probate and tax team has 'good strength in depth, with specialist barristers at all levels', and is noted for its 'particular and growing strength in the area of probate and trust work'. The 'formidable' Sarah Harrison is regularly instructed in Inheritance Act claims, and recently acted in a case involving contested deputyship proceedings between a solicitor and a trust corporation, which was a subsidiary of the charity listed as the residuary beneficiary in the will. Nicola Phillipson is 'well-respected by the judiciary and a tenacious and persuasive advocate'. In a recent highlight, Phillipson successfully defended a client in a case where the validity of a will was challenged on the grounds of lack of testamentary capacity and undue influence on the side of the client, who was a beneficiary of the will.
Chancery, probate, and tax in Regional Bar
‘A well organised set‘.
‘Parklane Plowden always has quality counsel available even at very short notice‘.
‘The quality of the barristers, across all levels of seniority, is excellent‘.
‘The clerks have everything under control. They know their barristers well‘.
‘Stephen Render is an outstanding clerk. He is responsive, helpful and organised‘.
‘Stephen Render relishes the opportunity to get to know every solicitor personally. Very approachable and down-to-earth‘.
Enterprise Chambers is an 'excellent set giving a specialist commercial and Chancery service to the North Eastern Circuit'. The team has established strength in handling Inheritance Act claims and probate and trusts work; the 'absolutely excellent' Stephanie Jarron and the 'fearless' Margaret Griffin have noted expertise in contentious probate matters. Griffin is acting in a ongoing case involving a dispute over the validity of a will. Dominic Crossley is singled out for 'his superb technical knowledge in relation to trust law'. Chris Dunk is another key practitioner to note.
‘Enterprise Chambers has a good number of barristers in this field who undertake this work with skill and care‘.
‘Brilliant, effective and efficient‘.
‘A grounded set‘.
‘The clerks are of the highest calibre. Responsive and solution driven‘.
‘The clerks are so friendly and lovely to deal with‘.
‘Joanne Caunt and Ellen McInall are first rate: very quick to respond, nothing is a problem and they always find a solution‘.
‘Joanne Caunt and Ellen McInall will always go the extra mile‘.
‘Joanne Caunt is always helpful and will sort out any enquiries within a matter of minutes. She is reliable, efficient and friendly‘.