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Contentious Trusts and Probate seminar

Contentious Trusts and Probate seminar

Join us for our latest Contentious Trusts and Probate seminar – Going…, going…, gone! – Tips and tricks in the removal of PRs – as we are joined by representatives from New Square Chambers.

At: VWV Watford Office

18 Apr 2024

5.00pm - 8.00pm

VWV Watford Office

45 Clarendon Rd
WD17 1SZ

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Going…, going…, gone! – Tips and tricks in the removal of PRs

VWV’s Private Client team are joined by Alexander Learmonth KC and Aidan Briggs, of New Square Chambers, in our latest Contentious Trusts and Probate seminar.

In this session you will hear from Alexander and Aidan, who will be discussing recent decisions challenging trustees’ charges and expenses (including the recent Court of Appeal decision in Kenig). They will also cover how to manage conflicts of interest and importantly when the time has come for personal representatives to be removed and replaced.

There will also be the opportunity to informally discuss the seminar and any other questions you may have with our speakers and members of VWV’s contentious trusts and probate team over drinks and canapés. 

Price: Free

Why you should attend

This seminar will appeal to both contentious and non-contentious practitioners alike. It is a perfect opportunity for you to be on top of the latest court decisions and take away some top tips to help avoid any traps and pitfalls in your own practice.

Event schedule

5:00pm – Registration and refreshments
5:25pm – Welcome and introduction – Michelle Rose – VWV

  • Alexander Learmonth KC – Going… Caveats and citations – what are they good for? – Phipps v Goulbourne [2024] EWHC 130
  • Aidan Briggs – Going… tactical approaches to trustee removal and costs. (Lumb v Lumb [2023] EWHC 2052 (Ch), Bowser v Smith & anr [2023] WTLR 1207 and other recent cases.)
  • Alexander Learmonth KC – Gone… now what can we do about their fees? – Kenig v TSP [2024] EWCA Civ 15

6:40pm – Q&A
7:00pm – Drinks and canapés
8:00pm – Close