Administration of Estates
St John's Chambers houses one of the premier Chancery teams on the western circuit, with a collection of 'expert, approachable, and down to earth' barristers who 'offer London expertise at regional rates'. "
Chancery, probate, and tax
Our Wills & Trusts team are well versed in resolving the kind of issues and disputes which can arise in the context of the administration of estates and trusts, including both contentious and non-contentious matters.
We deal with the whole spectrum of issues which can arise, including:
- Construction and rectification of wills
- Variation of wills
- Claims to remove personal representatives
- Applications under the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987
- Claims for court directions under CPR Part 64, including Beddoes applications
Members of our Wills & Trusts team are featured in the Chambers UK High Net Worth Guide 2021 as leaders in the private wealth market (outside London). This recognition clearly demonstrates the team are leaders in their field nationally. Read more here.
We were shortlisted for “Chambers of the Year” at the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Awards in 2017, and again in 2018.
As the number of cases being dealt with by way of mediation increases, our mediation team are on hand to help, be it by providing the advocates, mediators or both. Our facilities are specifically designed to meet with clients’ needs for a mediation venue. Read more.
Some members of the team are also available to act, where appropriate, for members of the public, as well as for commercial and non-commercial organisations, under the Public Access scheme.
The team delivers workshops and seminars in Chambers and regional centres. We also provide training on behalf of local Law Societies and in conjunction with solicitors’ firms. In addition we can give tailored in-house training for particular firms. If you would like any further information please contact Paul Bennett on 0117 923 4714 or email: [email protected].