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Birketts LLP

KINGFISHER HOUSE, 1 GILDERS WAY, NORWICH, NR3 1UB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01603 232300
Fax:
Fax 01603 230533
DX:
5230 NORWICH
Email:
Web:
www.birkets.co.uk

Bernadette Baker

Tel:
Work 01603 756406
Email:
Web:
www.birketts.co.uk
Birketts LLP

Work Department

Commercial litigation, Contentious Trusts and Probate

Position

P\rtner

Career

Bernadette joined Birketts in 2004. She is a Partner in our Dispute Resolution Team and undertakes a range of contentious work in addition to her specialist area of contentious trust and probate. Bernadette qualified as a Solicitor in September 2004.

She is a member of ACTAPS - the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists and regularly advises and acts for beneficiaries and executors in relation to:

  • entitlement under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
  • will disputes arising from allegations of undue influence, lack of testamentary capacity, invalid procedure or fraud
  • executors responsibilities
  • negligently drafted wills
  • personal liability of trustees
  • applications for the substitution and removal of personal representatives
  • contested powers of attorney
  • applications to the Court for directions, accounts and inquiries.

Bernadette provides initial advice and assessment without charge, particularly in the area of potential Inheritance Act claims and can offer a range of funding options.

Member

She is a member of ACTAPS - the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists


East Anglia: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Bernadette Baker - Birketts LLP

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

The private wealth disputes practice at Birketts LLP handles contentious trusts and probate matters, which include actions under the Inheritance Act 1975, challenges to the validity of wills, the rights of adopted and illegitimate children, disputes arising from powers of attorney and financial abuse of the vulnerable, and TOLATA claims. Commercial litigation partner Paul Matthews leads the practice, in which ACTAPS member Bernadette Baker is a leading light.

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