Wills and Probate

The issues surrounding a persons property and financial affairs later in life and in death have never been more complex.  Making wills, the administration of estates and trusts, lasting powers of attorney and deputyship can involve significant decisions which impact on the wellbeing of a client and his or her family and beneficiaries.

Trethowans’ litigation solicitors can advise in all situations and clients include individuals, beneficiaries, executors, estates, trustees, attorneys and charities. In particular they can advise on:

Claims under Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Acts 1975
Disputed Wills
Statutory Wills
Probate claims
Mental capacity and undue influence
Caveats, Warnings and Citations
Removal of Executors and Trustees
Proper Administration of Estates and Trusts
Rectification claims
Tracing of estate and trust assets
Constructive / Resulting Trusts
Challenging Attorney’s appointments and actions (Enduring and Lasting Powers of Attorney)
Challenging Deputy’s appointment and actions
Proprietary estoppel claims

The Contentious Probate Team is headed by Partner Andrew Carswell, an experienced solicitor and a Member of ACTAPS (Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialist), Ian Singleton, an experienced solicitor and Assistant Coroner for Wiltshire and Emma Cross, a solicitor with growing experience in this field.

The team can be flexible in respect of funding arrangements and will discuss whether claims can be funded under a conditional fee agreement.

Meet the team

Andrew Carswell


Ian Singleton


Emma Cross