Probate

Members of of Six Pump Court also act in contentious probate matters, in particular Inheritance Act claims and disputes regarding capacity.

One typical example of such work includes seeking to defend a claim brought upon alleged incapacity in the context of numerous wills being made over a long period of time during which the testator was suffering from a progressive dementia condition.

Members have advised on the rights and liabilities of the parties under informally administered estates, challenges to wills based on deceased’s testamentary capacity and the effect of pre death dispositions.