Nicholas Buckle (Nick) joined Barrett & Co as a Trainee Solicitor in January 2018 before qualifying into the contentious probate team in January 2020. Nick works on a broad range of contentious probate matters including claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, probate claims and disputes involving personal representatives.  Nick previously…

This article is the second in a two-part series exploring the roles and responsibilities of a personal representative (“PR”).  There are 6 main duties which are being considered. This article will summarise duties 4-6. The first 3 can be found in Part 1 of the series. Duty 4: Duty to Provide Inventory and Account As…

Creating a Will is arguably one of the most important documents a person will create throughout their lifetime and is a useful way to protect family and loved ones. Due to its importance, it is worth doing this properly. Many people are put off asking a solicitor to draw up their Will for them due…

In one word: Yes. In Contentious Probate matters it is sometimes necessary to start an application for the revocation of a Grant of Probate (“a Grant”) because the existing Grant is invalid. As such, one type of Contentious Probate claim is the revocation of a Grant already made. Why might you want to revoke a…

As a Private Client Solicitor, I am often asked by clients, usually within a Will meeting, “what is Probate?” Probate is defined as a judicial process whereby a Will is proved through the Courts; this, as one might expect, is not an overly helpful or clear explanation to give to clients! Generally speaking, Probate is…

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