Attorney of an executrix who has lost mental capacity can administer an estate in her place. In the recent case of Whittaker v Hancock, the High Court held that where an executrix of a will had lost mental capacity, her attorney under a property and financial affairs lasting power of attorney (‘LPA’) could be appointed…
In an imperfect world disputes, whether private or commercial, are a fact of life. We provide an efficient, solution-focused service to match our clients’ litigation needs.
Our experience covers work in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court and the lower courts, as well as Alternative Dispute Resolution procedures. The firm’s proximity to the Law Courts means we can respond rapidly to matters requiring urgent attention, such as injunctions and other applications for interim relief and/ or enforcement.
We act for those bringing or defending claims and offer various funding arrangements (including where appropriate conditional fees).
Litigation can be a destructive process and prevention is better than cure. We are delighted if we can assist in resolving a dispute before battle lines are fully drawn. We advise on alternative approaches to dispute resolution, and we have experienced mediators available to help those in contention settle their disputes.
Much of our work concerns complex, high-value cross-border and multi-jurisdictional disputes for UK and overseas clients. Where appropriate, we act as lead or co-ordinating counsel in co-operation with an extensive international network of trusted legal and other professional advisers. Our team has achieved outstanding results for our clients, not only in the UK, but also throughout Europe and other international jurisdictions.
The department is recommended in the Private Client: Contentious Trusts and Probate section in both the Legal 500 2015 and Chambers 2015, described in the Legal 500 as “widely experienced”. We are also acknowledged in Chambers Global for our litigious work.