Andrew is a Partner in the Private Wealth team, specialising in Will, Inheritance and Trust disputes.

He brings more than a decade of experience as a trusted dispute resolution lawyer for private clients in contentious trusts and probate disputes, and has been described as “the standout lawyer – he is technically very astute” 

Andrew works with clients on a wide range of private wealth disputes, with expertise in challenging Wills, bringing and defending claims brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, acting in administration disputes and breaches of trust, land disputes and contested applications before the Court of Protection.

Additionally, Andrew deals with the removal of Executors and Administrators and takes appointments as a replacement personal representative.

Andrew’s Court of Protection experience includes gifting applications, obtaining statutory Wills for those without capacity and a reported case on the withdrawal of life sustaining treatment.  

He is an Associate Member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and a member of the Contentious Trusts Association (ConTrA). 

Andrew acts for private individuals on a wide range of challenging, often deeply personal matters, involving estates valued from c.£500,000.00 upwards or with technically demanding issues.

Examples of how Andrew has supported clients include:

  • Resolving a long running blended family dispute between adult children and their step-father, which included issues of alleged abuse of a Power of Attorney, property transfers made by undue influence, challenges to a Will, and the attempt to remove various Executors.
  • Acting in a case relating to disputed deathbed gifts made in contemplation of death rather than by Will, in an estate worth £2.5million.
  • Successfully defending an Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claim on behalf of a wife, and securing a substantial costs award in her favour.
  • Challenging the legal costs incurred by a professional Executor who had inflated their invoices when administering an estate, to the detriment of the beneficiaries.
  • Obtaining a statutory Will before the Court of Protection to remove a beneficiary who had been financially abusing the testator.