John Lambe, Senior Associate, Forbes Solicitors

John is the senior member of the firm's Contentious Trusts and Probate team at Forbes Solicitors. John is an experienced probate litigation solicitor and has a proven track record of successfully resolving disputes. Designated a "rising star" by the Legal 500.

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Recovery of Success Fees in the context of claims for

Many people who bring a claim seeking an award of financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (IPFDA) live in necessitous circumstances and cannot afford to pay a lawyer to provide them with legal advice and assistance. Accordingly, they are often empowered to bring a claim by entering a Conditional […]Read More

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Spousal claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants)

It is often said that a spouse is a favoured applicant under the Act because: the level of provision is such financial provision as it would be reasonable in all the circumstances for a spouse to receive, whether that provision is required for their maintenance; and the divorce fiction by virtue of which the court […]Read More

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Personal Representatives – Protection and Relief from Liability

Personal representatives are exposed to liability in several situations. In this short article I will describe how personal representatives can protect themselves from liability. Claims of unknown beneficiaries/creditors A personal representative can face a claim from an unknown beneficiary or creditor after the distribution of an estate. To protect themselves personal representatives should always consider […]Read More