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Past Events 9th Mar 2023, 09:30 to 18:00

Contentious Trusts & Probate Conferences in association with 5 Stone Buildings Chambers

We are excited to announce our Contentious Trusts and Probate conference in Nottingham & Bristol.

Conference details for Nottingham are below.

Please follow this link for Bristol’s conference details >

Nottingham conference details:

Our conference will bring practitioners up-to-date with the latest developments in the world of contentious trusts and probate, and is ideal for those:

  • Specialising in ( or would like to be involved) in contentious trusts and probate work;
  • Professionals working in non-contentious private client, including those that work in trusts, estates, tax, and farming law;
  • Working in will writing firms and professionals;
  • Acting as professional executors; and
  • Professionals involved in charity legacies and administration.

You can find the timetable/agenda and the full event information below.

Date: Thursday 9 March 2023
Time: 9:30am-6:00pm 
Venue: Jubilee Hotel and Conference Centre, University Park, Beeston Lane, Nottingham, NG7 2RJ
Tickets: £50 plus VAT

Register your Nottingham place here

Provisional timetable/agenda

We are pleased to confirm that our contentious trusts and probate conference will cover a number of different topics. The provisional timetable and speakers for the conference is as follows – this will be confirmed closer to the event:

Time Session Topic Speaker
9:30am Arrival & tea/coffee
10:00am – 10:15am Introductory session Mark Keeley
10:15am – 10:45am Morning Session A PRs and independent administration Freeths
10:45am – 11:15am Morning Session B Claims arising in cohabitation Mark Baxter
11:15am – 11:35am Coffee break and networking
11:35am – 12:10pm Morning Session C Cross border estates William East & Matthew Roper
12:10pm – 12:50pm Morning Session D Trends and the future [case update] Freeths
12:50pm – 2:00pm Lunch and networking
2:00pm – 2:35pm Afternoon Session A Death and Directors Luke Harris & Edward Hewitt
2:35pm – 3:10pm Afternoon Session B Challenging suspicious wills: possible claims and defences Tom Entwistle
3:10pm – 3:30pm Coffee break and networking
3:30pm – 4:20pm Final session ADR in inheritance disputes Miranda Allardice & Charlotte Edge
4:20pm – 4:30pm Closing session Mark Keeley
4:30pm – 6:00pm Drinks after event Sponsored by EstateSearch

Full event information and guidance

Date  Thursday 9 March 2023
Venue Jubilee Hotel and Conference Centre in Nottingham, University Park, Beeston Lane, Nottingham, NG7 2RJ

Find the location on Google Maps

Facilities Details about the facilities are available in the link here
Parking Free parking available on site together with electric charge points
Public transport Nottingham Train Station is approximately a 40-minute walk from the venue

There are also regular public transport options to travel to and from the venue

Registration Registration begins at 9.30am with light refreshments
Refreshments and lunch Light refreshments will be provided upon arrival, with a tea and coffee break in the morning and afternoon.

Lunch will also be provided. If there are any dietary requirements, please notify us when booking your place on the conference, or contact Millie Skinner.

Drinks event Following the close of the event at 4.30pm, there will be an opportunity to have a drink and mingle with other delegates.

Our drinks sponsor is EstateSearch

Tickets £50 plus VAT
Booking information Please RSVP via this link here
Contact information Email Millie Skinner if you have any queries

Who are 5 Stone Buildings?

5 Stone Buildings is a leading Chancery law chambers, based in Lincoln’s Inn, London. The work that members of chambers undertake is defined by a strong ethos: quality, in-depth legal analysis and attention to detail. We have been described as ‘one of the finest chancery sets in the market’​ and as ‘renowned experts on the drafting and interpretation of wills, inheritance tax issues, and Court of Protection work’​.

Meet the barristers who are speaking:

Who are EstateSearch?

Simplifying and accelerating due diligence in estate administration, Estatesearch’s award-winning platform enables private client practitioners to deliver greater value to their clients whilst ensuring they mitigate against risk. Our range of searches and services, accessed from one, technology-driven and efficient portal, transforms processes for thousands of clients all over the UK. It provides simple and efficient access to our award-winning combined Financial Asset & Liability searches, the Financial Profile Service, Will Searches, Gazette Notices, Local Ads, Unoccupied Property Insurance, Bankruptcy Searches; all in one place and all on one invoice for greater efficiency.

Any questions on the event, please contact Millie Skinner. We look forward to seeing you at our conference.

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