Inheritance Act Claims

St John's Chambers is 'a standout chambers for chancery work.' The barristers are held in extremely high regard on the Western Circuit for both their traditional and commercial chancery expertise. They are friendly, accessible and build a phenomenal rapport with instructing solicitors and the client."

Chambers UK  2020

The Wills and Trusts team at St John’s Chambers have a wealth of experience in dealing with claims for reasonable financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

Our members have been involved in a number of significant reported cases including Ames v Jones & Ors, a claim by an adult daughter, and Thompson v Raggetta claim by a cohabitee.

Our barristers enjoy a reputation for handling these inheritance issues with sensitivity and tact, as well as being robust advocates when required.

We were shortlisted for “Chambers of the Year” at the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Awards in 2017, and again in 2018.

Our clerking team are always accessible, and take care and time to understand the case or the individual personalities involved when recommending individual barristers. Read more.


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.

Public Access

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 4793 or email: