Paul Lakin

Call 2000
0113 203 1970

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Paul has an extensive practice in this area having acted in disputes concerning all aspects of wills trusts and probate for over 20 years. He regularly deals with:

  • The validity and construction of wills including the failure of gifts
  • Contested wills on the grounds of capacity/want of knowledge and approval/fraud/undue influence/alleged proprietary estoppel affecting the ability to make dispositions
  • Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants Act) 1975
  • Insolvent estates
  • The variation of dispositions post death
  • The removal and appointment of personal representatives
  • Claims for breach of duty against personal representatives
  • Jurisdictional issues relating to the property of deceased individuals
  • Mutual and/or mirror wills
  • Claims by and against estates for sums due
  • Issues arising as to share and/or voting rights and/or partnership shares upon death


Peet v Evans (Unreported) – 1975 Act Claim

Evans v Evans – Construction of a will, rectification

Face v Cunningham [2020] EWHC 3119 (ch) Forgery Wills validity.

Slattery v Jagger [2015] EWHC 3976 (ch) Rectification of Will