Expert advice on trust disputes

We have expertise and experience of dealing with all aspects of trust disputes and can guide you through the complexities that may arise.

Our specialist team can understand complex family trust arrangements and help resolve disputes to protect your wealth.

How can we help resolve trust disputes?

  • Addressing concerns over the administration of trusts

    We can analyse how the assets of the estate are being managed on behalf of the beneficiaries. We can also review how funds are being spent and advise on issues relating to distribution to beneficiaries of a discretionary trust.

  • Bringing and defending claims made against trustees for mismanaging assets and funds in the trust

    We will work hard to ensure that you are able to receive what is rightfully yours and recover any losses caused by the actions of trustees.

  • Removal of trustees

    In cases of serious misconduct, we can assist with applications to remove trustees, in order to help protect your entitlement as a beneficiary or to help you manage funds appropriately as a trustee.

  • Applications to Court to vary the terms of trusts

    We may be able to help you find a way through where the terms of a trust have become unworkable.

Our credentials

“Amanda Noyce (Band 4) is head of the inheritance and trusts disputes department in Bath. An interviewee describes her as “very approachable and understanding,” adding: “I couldn’t recommend her highly enough. She is very thorough with her investigations and covers all angles.”

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“Royds Withy King ‘achieves good results for its clients time and time again’. Amanda Noyce ‘is unflappable’ in Court of Protection applications involving mental capacity issues, as well as Inheritance Act, tax and professional negligence matters.”

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Mike Muston is “highly recommended” by independent legal directory The Legal 500, who added that he “gives excellent and fair advice“. His team is also recommended by The Legal 500 as it “achieves good results for its clients time and time again.”

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Calum Campbell has been recognised by Chambers and Partners UK as an Associate to Watch. According to an independent source “he is very thorough, commercially minded and pragmatic,” while another commends him for being an “extraordinarily approachable, down-to-earth and engaging man.”

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faqs

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any time limits that may affect my claim?

The time limits that may affect your claim will depend on the type of claim you are looking to bring. Some claims have strict time limits, which may be as short as 6 months after a Grant is obtained from the Probate Registry. However, even if your claim is not subject to a strict time limit, you will want to make sure that the property you are claiming against remains safe and secure. For this reason, whatever the nature of your claim, we recommend getting in touch with us as soon as possible to protect your position.

Do you offer a free initial consultation?

We like to consider each case before we meet with prospective clients. This aims to ensure that you do not need to pay for unnecessary fees, should we feel that there is not a case worth pursuing.

Please complete the enquiry form, providing us with as much detail as possible. We will then aim to get back to you within 24 hours with a response. We are also happy to have a short no obligation phone conversation with you, in order to understand the case further and advise on the next steps to be taken.

How long will the dispute last?

Some can last just a few weeks, but others may, unfortunately, take many months to resolve. Whatever your circumstances, we take an active approach and look for practical solutions to help settle a case as quickly as possible. We’ll treat every case as sensitively and efficiently as possible, always focusing on the best interests of our clients. By aiming to settle your case well before trial, we’ll hopefully save you time, stress and money.

How much will the dispute cost and how will it be funded?

Once we have considered your case we can provide you with advice about the anticipated costs and the options of funding that are available. Your funding options may include:

  • Funding the costs yourself
  • Funding the costs through your legal expenses insurer
  • Funding through a “no win no fee” agreement

Whatever your situation, we’ll make sure to keep you fully informed every step of the way. We try and settle just about every case before it comes to trial, which keeps costs to a minimum and ensures you have as much control over any agreement reached as possible.

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