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Roger Mullis

| Call 1987

Profile: Wills and Estates

Experience and Expertise

Roger Mullis’ work in this area is very wide-ranging, including contentious probate, administration actions, claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, will construction and the administration of estates generally.

He has acted in relation to estates of very high value and secured very substantial awards (both at trial and by way of compromise) for applicants in all categories under the 1975 Act. In Borman v Lel [2002] WTLR 237 (Chancery Division, Nigel Davis QC), he argued successfully for the validity of a will challenged on the grounds of want of due execution or want of capacity, having cross-examined a subscribing witness to the will on her evidence that she had not in fact witnessed the testator signing the will or signed the will in the testator’s presence.

He also has considerable expertise in drafting deeds of variation and advising on the Inheritance Tax consequences of wills and deeds of variation.

Roger Mullis
"Roger Mullis impresses with clear and literate writing style, and is especially praised for his experience in contentious probate matters."

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