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Alexander Learmonth KC
Specialises in succession – contentious probate, will construction, estate administration disputes, and Inheritance Act claims, variation of wills, inheritance tax – as well as other private client matters such as trusts and Court of Protection work. Also practices in property litigation: constructive trusts and proprietary estoppel, adverse possession, easements and rights of way, mortgages, boundary disputes, commercial and residential landlord and tenant (including enfranchisement and renewals), land registration, nuisance, trespass and undue influence. Considerable experience in professional negligence in related areas. Recent High Court cases (judgments imminent) Crabbe v Townsend (administration of estates, contract) and Huddleston v Thomason (undue influence, capacity); Other important cases include: Marley v Rawlings  UKSC 2 and  UKSC 51,  EWCA Civ 61,  EWHC 161 (Ch); Ashkettle v Gwinnett  EWHC 2125; Kell v Jones  WTLR 507; Bradbury v Taylor  EWCA Civ 1208; Jones v Onyut  EWCA Civ 1816; Swain-Mason v Mills & Reeve  EWCA Civ 498,  EWCA Civ 14.
Qualified 2000; Lincoln’s Inn. Publications of note: editor ‘Theobald on Wills’ (18th, 2016); contributor ‘Williams, Mortimer & Sunnucks on Executors, Administrators and Probate’ (20th ed and supplement) and ‘Probate Practitioners Handbook’ (6th ed). Public access trained.
STEP; ACTAPS; Chancery Bar Association Committee; Barrister’s Benevolent Association Committee.
New College, Oxford (1999 BA jurisprudence, college exhibitioner).
Singing in choirs and as soloist and in operas; cycling.