Contesting trusts and probate can be an incredibly emotional, distressing, and anxiety-inducing period for all individuals involved. Leading our Contentious Trusts & Probate team is Partner Michael Kilbane, who specialises in navigating these challenging situations. Michael is dedicated to maintaining a sense of calm, ensuring clients feel comfortable, and displaying empathy while also providing a realistic perspective on their objectives and expectations, particularly regarding costs. Our primary aim is to achieve amicable resolutions for disputes surrounding trust and probate matters by exploring formal settlements or alternative methods of dispute resolution.
The team 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. 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.