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Benjamin Faulkner

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Trusts, Tax, Probate & Estates

Ben has wide experience in dealing with trusts and private client disputes.

Notable recent instructions include:

  • An ongoing and highly complex multi-jurisdictional probate matter (led by Gilead Cooper QC), involving issues as to the appropriate forum for the dispute, domicile, the validity of wills, foreign forced heirship claims.
  • Attending the High Court in the Isle of Man on behalf of a discretionary beneficiary of a very substantial Manx trust and successfully obtaining declarations as to validity of the trust and approval of distributions (led by Jonathan Hilliard QC).
  • Acting for a beneficiary of an estate in holding the administrators of the estate to account.
  • Acting for a beneficiary of an earlier will in a challenge to a later will on the basis of the testator’s lack of testamentary capacity.