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Justin Holmes

| Call 1994

Profile: Wills and Estates

Experience and Expertise

Justin Holmes is ranked as a leading junior for Private Client: Trusts and Probate work by The Legal 500. He advises and represents executors, trustees and beneficiaries in disputes involving wills and estates, and has particular experience of applications under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. His practice covers both probate claims in the Chancery Division, where the validity of a will is in question, and disputes arising under the Non-Contentious Probate Rules in the Probate Registry relating to the appointment of administrators, caveats, and other matters.

He frequently advises both executors and beneficiaries on will construction and rectification questions, and aims to give practical and realistic advice to enable the administration of the estate to proceed with the minimum possible delay and expense.

He has advised and represented clients in numerous cases involving the selection or replacement of executors, administrators and trustees, and in respect of claims by beneficiaries against personal representatives for accounts and for compensation for breach of duty.

Many such claims are mediated, and he has frequently represented and advised clients at mediations.

 

Cases and Work of Note

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Justin Holmes
"He is always practical and clear with his advice, and perfectly willing to tell it as it is."

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