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Trust & Estate Litigation

Trust and Estate Litigation is a specialised area of law that deals with disputes involving the management or administration of trusts and estates, the making of wills, formation of trusts, or claims made against the assets of trusts or estates. These disputes often arise out of family or personal relationships which means they can be emotionally charged and highly sensitive. At Tompkins Wake, our experienced lawyers are experts in providing effective representation to help our clients achieve resolution of family property issues through negotiation, mediation or court proceedings.

We understand that every case is unique and demands a tailored approach. We work closely with our clients to develop a strategy that aligns with their specific needs, objectives, and goals. Our lawyers are committed to helping our clients achieve the best possible outcome by providing legal representation that is not only highly effective but also supportive and compassionate.

We act for executors, trustees, beneficiaries and other claimants providing advice and support for the following:

Areas of expertise:

  • Acquisition finance
  • Estate Claims
  • Trust Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Family Protection Act Claims
  • Vesting Orders
  • Testamentary Promises
  • Determining the Validity of Wills
  • Validating Testamentary Documents
  • Disputes against Trustees
  • Disputes between Beneficiaries
  • Challenges to Trustee Decisions
  • Removal of Trustees or Executors
  • Liability of Trustees or Executors
  • Amending or Varying Trust Deeds
  • Claims under the Family Protection Act 1955

Trust & Estate Litigation team

Kate Sullivan


Becky Brown

Senior Associate

Jennifer Steele

Senior Associate

Laura Fischer

Senior Associate

Laura McLoughlin-Ware

Senior Associate

Olivia Morgan

Senior Associate