In an appropriate specialist case, the experience available in the Family Finance team is supplemented by practitioners from the 3PB large Property and Estates Team with whom there is a reciprocal arrangement. This arrangement demonstrates the breadth of disciplines available in Chambers.  It promotes flexibility in finding a barrister with exactly the right experience, particularly in relation to applications brought under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 and the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

Consistent with this approach, Chambers has established the joint TOLATA group which includes specialist members of the Family Finance Team experienced in:

  • Disputes on the breakdown of cohabiting relationships;
  • In a quasi-matrimonial setting: cases involving express and implied trusts, estoppel and other equitable remedies;
  • Arbitrations in TOLATA cases as well as disputes resolved in court;
  • Intervenor proceedings in the family, civil and criminal courts where marital property is in issue.

Cases involving Trusts of Land issues in other contexts are often more appropriately dealt with by practitioners from the Property Group.

The family property team is supported by specialists in Trusts of Land from 3PB's substantial property and estates team. Details of these specialists can be found here.


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Head of Property

Hamish Dunlop

Telephone: 01202 292 102