Jason specialises in dealing with the contentious aspects of trusts and estates, particularly Inheritance Act claims and challenges to the validity of wills. He is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (‘ACTAPS’) and is regularly instructed by professional trustees and executors as well as private individuals. The majority of cases settle (often at mediation) in order to preserve confidentiality, but Jason has an excellent record of success in matters that have been determined by the courts, including obtaining indemnity costs orders against unsuccessful opponents. Those in the public domain have included substantial trust disputes and hotly contested Inheritance Act claims.
Jason has substantial experience of construction, insolvency, property and insurance matters. He has acted for clients in disputes before a variety of tribunals including the Property Chamber, the Technology & Construction Court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal as well as adjudications, arbitrations and mediations. Notable cases include the widely discussed Court of Appeal decisions in Rupert Morgan Building Services LLP Limited v Jervis and Woodlands Oak Limited v Conwell.
- From bad to worse: the complicated tale of a simple Will
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