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William Moffett

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Profile: Wills and Estates

Experience and Expertise

William represents both claimants and defendants in contested probate claims and claims for family provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. William regularly acts for personal representatives and beneficiaries, including well-known charities, faced with challenges to wills said to be invalid by reason of want of capacity, want of knowledge and approval or undue influence.

William has considerable experience in the analysis of medical evidence concerning mental capacity of testators, donors and settlors – especially in cases concerning the capacity of elderly persons.

William also has expertise in disputes concerning the construction of wills, the conflict of laws in relation to testamentary succession, and the law relating to the administration of estates.

William’s practice in this field frequently overlaps with his trusts work, which is covered separately here.

 

Recommendations

William is recommended for Traditional Chancery and Real Estate Litigation by Chambers UK and for Commercial Litigation, Professional Negligence and Property Litigation by The Legal 500. Recent directory editorial includes:

 

Cases and Work of Note

Examples of recent cases in this area include:

William Moffett
“Solicitors flock to him as an authority on disputes concerning wills, especially those involving questions of capacity and undue influence. He is also engaged on property litigation and trust cases. He is extremely clever and gives clear, perceptive advice. As an advocate he does not get distracted by difficult opponents and focuses on building and presenting the best possible case for the client”

Chambers UK