Bernadette Baker



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"She is steady and a good, solid adviser who will give you advice to last through generations."

Chambers High Net Worth [UK 2020]


Bernadette leads Birketts’ Contentious Trusts and Probate Team.

Bernadette is a longstanding member of ACTAPS - the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists. She has a wealth of experience in advising private individuals and trustees on cross-border inheritance disputes, Will disputes, Inheritance Act claims, Court of Protection applications, estate administration issues, breach of trust and proprietary estoppel claims.

Bernadette is a recognised leader in her field with a proven track record of resolving complex trust and probate disputes.

Other Information

Bernadette is recommended by Chambers High Net Worth [UK 2021] and ranked in Band 1. The previous edition notes that: "She has always treated me as an equal and I feel I have always been listened to". Bernadette is also noted as offering "an absolutely first-class service".  

Bernadette is recommended and named as a Next Generation Partner in the Legal 500 [UK 2021] and the team is ranked in the Top Tier.

Legal 500 UK 2021 Next Generation Partner          Top Ranked Chambers High Net Worth 2020