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Profile: Wills and Estates
Experience and Expertise
Marcus is an experienced practitioner in the fields of trusts, administration of estates, probate claims, non-contentious probate proceedings (caveats, citations, applications and summonses) and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. He is equally at home in dealing with such matters in the Chancery Division, in the County Court, or in the Principal Probate Registry.
Marcus is recommended as a leading junior in the Private client: trusts and probate section of The Legal 500.
Cases and Work of Note
- an application for the removal of a trustee and executor (including appearing for the respondents on the removed executor’s unsuccessful appeal: Dobson v Heyman  WTLR 1151;
- a claim turning on the presumption of advancement, where the deceased and her son had opened a joint bank account: Musson v Bonner  WTLR 1369;
- successfully defending a claim that a will should be pronounced against on grounds of want of knowledge and approval said to arise from alleged forgery of a letter of instruction: Organ & Another v McKechie & Others  EWHC 2661 (Ch));
- a successful contested application for permission to bring a claim under the 1975 Act out of time.
Claim concerning forgery of a will made in India: Haider v Syed  EWHC 4079 (Ch);  W.T.L.R. 387