Brendan advises clients in respect of disputes and litigation concerning or connected to wills, trusts, the estates of deceased persons, and all other inheritance/post death related issues.
Brendan qualified as a solicitor in May 2018, having trained at a leading regional firm in Kent. He joined Stevens & Bolton’s dispute resolution team in October 2019.
Brendan specialises in bringing and defending a broad range of estate related claims, including claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, proprietary estoppel claims and challenges to the validity of wills.
Recent highlights include:
- Acting for a representative of a class of beneficiaries under a will trust in a claim concerning the estate of a high profile figure in relation to the approval of a scheme for the distribution of the will trust
- Acting for a deceased’s adult daughter in an Inheritance Act claim and successfully reaching a settlement
- Advising the residuary beneficiary in a probate dispute arising from a will executed by a testator who had mental capacity issues
- Successfully negotiating settlement between a father, son and daughter-in-law in relation to the beneficial entitlement to a property
- Acting for the litigation friend of a minor beneficiary of a will trust in defending an Inheritance Act claim
- Acting for the administrator of a deceased beneficiary to remove a personal representative
- Successfully obtaining judgment for a client in relation to a complex petition for an Insolvency Administration Order at the High Court, defended by the executor of the estate on grounds of jurisdiction
Brendan is a member of the Contentious Trusts Association (ConTrA).
Brendan is listed as a key lawyer for contentious trusts and probate in the Legal 500 2021.