Our Private client team have extensive expertise in Private Client and Tax work. This includes family asset and governance structure planning, estate planning, probate, inheritance disputes, the administration of estates and trust disputes. Members of chambers receive instructions to advise, conduct proceedings and draft documents (for both contentious and non-contentious work) in these areas.
Whatever the level of complexity of our clients’ assets and wishes, we pride ourselves on listening and then providing fast, responsive and accurate advice. We are flexible and practical in everything we do and cut through complexity.
Our members often appear in the High Court Chancery Division in inheritance and contentious probate disputes.
We advise lay and professional clients alike.
Our areas of specialism include:
- Administration of Estate
- Contentious probate disputes
- Court of Protection
- Deeds of Variation
- Disputes arising out of loans and financial instruments
- Establishing beneficial ownership of assets
- Forgery and fraud
- Inheritance Act claims
- International Wills
This set comes recommended for its members' expertise in children and matrimonial finance matters. The children cases range across both public and private law work, and include those concerning non-accidental injury, sexual abuse and fabricated illness. On the financial side, the set's barristers demonstrate the ability to act in substantial financial remedies cases as well as Schedule 1 and TOLATA matters.~ Chambers UK Bar Guide 2020
Stour Chambers has 'a range of barristers at different levels suited for different cases'. Members continue to be instructed in complex multi-day cases in the public law space, where it provides 'expert counsel' across Kent and further afield involving non-accidental injury, sexual abuse and extreme neglect. On the family finance front, Elizabeth Spence is a go-to barrister for high-value cases with issues of minority shareholdings and opponents deploying hostile litigation tactics.~ Legal 500 Bar Guide 2021