Lydia Pemberton discusses contentious probate disputes for Women in Wills

7th May 2021

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3PB’s specialist contentious probate barrister, Lydia Pemberton (TEP) (pictured here) spoke at the fourth Women in Wills event of 2021 by Practical Vision alongside Tara McIness, a partner in the contentious probate team at Burnside Partnership.

Lydia spoke about the recent contentious dispute case Re R (Deceased) (2021) EWHC 936 (Ch), the judgment in which had been handed down on 16th April. The case was in relation to the provision for minor children from their father’s estate and, in particular, how the lack of maintenance provision for them during his lifetime should be approached after death. She covered the case in detail, explaining the pitfalls of the case and lessons learnt.

To find out more information about the Women in Wills events please contact Grace Beech, [email protected] or visit the Women in Wills website here.

Lydia Pemberton (TEP) has a traditional chancery practice and has developed an extensive understanding and considerable experience of contentious probate matters.  She acts for clients in respect of a range of estates, from those of a modest value through to those involving substantial sums and including estates with an international aspect.  Her practice covers all areas regarding the validity of wills and testamentary dispositions, both as regards the necessary formalities and in respect of the substantive validity.  She also advises on the interpretation and construction of wills and other instruments.

If you wish to instruct Lydia on a matter relating to contentious probate or any other matter, please contact Chambers Director Mark Heath on [email protected].