Birketts’ dedicated Disputed Legacies Team has an excellent reputation for settling all issues connected with wills, trusts and estates for charities.

We provide clear advice in a sensible and personable manner. We fully understand the budget constraints charities grapple with and we offer a range of flexible funding arrangements.

Key practice areas

We regularly act for charities forced to defend claims based on:

  • assertions of inadequate financial provision for spouses, civil partners, cohabitees, children and dependents
  • the capacity of a testator to make a will
  • the manner in which a will has been executed
  • arguments that the deceased was unduly influenced to make a will on particular terms; and
  • breach of trust.

We mirror the ILM Good Practice Guidance Principles of sensitivity, transparency, integrity and collaboration.

Recommended by Legal 500 as “providing good value and attentive service". 

Head of Team, Bernadette Baker, noted in Chambers as being praised by clients for her “thorough approach” and “responsiveness”.