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Oliver Hilton

| Call 2002

Profile: Wills and Estates

Experience and Expertise

Wills and estates form the backbone of Oliver’s traditional chancery practice. He is frequently instructed by beneficiaries (including disappointed beneficiaries) and personal representatives on all aspects of probate, succession, inheritance and estate administration. He regularly appears before Masters and Judges in the Chancery Division (in London, Birmingham and Manchester) on these matters.

Oliver has a particular expertise in contentious probate claims, including issues of capacity, undue influence and fraudulent calumny.

Oliver also has extensive experience in prosecuting and defending family provisions claims, as well as acting for neutral personal representatives.

Oliver is particularly adept at creatively including other causes of action in probate and family provision claims, as well as in their own right, including setting aside lifetime transactions, claims for breach of fiduciary duties, claims to personal property and constructive trusts claims, both for and against estates.

Also has experience of mutual wills.

As with his trusts practice, Oliver has a particular expertise in administration issues, especially:

Oliver is an experienced draftsman in relation to wills, particularly in producing complex, bespoke provisions and will trusts.


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Oliver Hilton