Invalidity and Illegality: What Makes a Trust or Will Invalid

The numerous bases for challenging and attacking wills and trusts: pitfalls for planners and opportunities for litigators.

To include a spotlight on the recent Supreme Court decision on illegality as well as a full update on trusts and probate.

Event Focus

The Contentious Trusts and Estates Special Interest Group is focusing on challenges to wills and trusts, with special attention to recent decisions involving illegality and the standing to bring will claims in estate litigation. Recent years have seen a steady rise in probate claims and an increasing willingness to challenge established structures. There are a battery of rules which a challenger can invoke, not all of them well known. We shall review the whole field to include the law of mistake restated in Pitt v Holt, settlements as shams under the insolvency legislation, and the recent decision in Patel v Mirza.

The programme also includes a general review of developments in contentious trusts and estates law in the past year. Judgments in the area now justify more than one set of law reports in England alone and others elsewhere, while a stream of legislation – such as ‘statutory Hastings-Bass’ – also requires practitioners to keep up to date. This conference provides an excellent way to do so.

  • When

  • Thursday, December 1, 2016
    12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Where

  • Irwin Mitchell LLP
    2 Wellington Place
    Leeds LS1 4BZ
    United Kingdom

Kindly Sponsored By

 Fraser and Fraser 


Kindly Hosted By

Irwin Mitchell


In Partnership With

STEP Yorkshire Branch