Contesting trusts and probate can be a particularly emotional, stressful and worrying time for the parties involved. Partner, Michael Kilbane, leads our Contentious Trusts & Probate team. Michael prides himself on his ability to keep things calm, put clients at ease and to be empathetic whilst also being realistic about clients’ goals and expectations, especially when it comes to costs. We strive to resolve contentious trust and probate disputes as amicably as possible through formal settlement or another form of alternative dispute resolution.
Estates can be very complicated, especially where there are international assets or multiple properties involved. This element is complemented, in particular, by Michael’s expertise as a Property Disputes lawyer. The team also works closely with the Wealth Preservation team, who can advise on a whole range of non-contentious issues such as drafting Wills, Inheritance Tax & Estate Planning, Trusts, Estate Administration, Powers of Attorney and Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners.