Co-Ownership of Property Disputes

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My Legal Services

I am a registered Public Access practitioner, and subject to the Public Access Rules [LINK] can be instructed directly by members of the public (including executors and trustees) without the involvement of a Solicitor. I act principally for lay and professional clients located in the North East, Midlands, and in London. I am a member of the South Eastern Circuit, which includes London (, Chancery Bar Association (, Revenue Bar Association, Professional Negligence Bar Association (, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (, belonging to the STEP ‘Contentious Trusts and Estates’ and ‘Mental Capacity’ Special Interest Groups, and a SCMA accredited mediation advocate (

Exercising full rights of audience in all courts and proceedings I provide the following services in relation to co-ownership of property disputes:

  • preliminary evaluation of the legal merits of sham trust, constructive trust, resulting trust, and proprietary estoppel claims;
  • case preparation (including advice about evidence and drafting witness statements);
  • drafting statements of case;
  • drafting applications (including applications for directions and Beddoe Orders), and appearing as an advocate at interim hearings;
  • negotiation, mediation advocacy, and drafting settlements and orders;
  • drafting skeleton arguments; and
  • trial advocacy in the County Court and Chancery Division of the High Court.

To download my Note ‘Co-ownership disputes: recent cases and developments in the law of constructive and resulting trusts’ please click on this link*.

To download my Note ‘Executor’s Costs’ please click on this link*.

Please also visit the ‘Publications’ page of this website to download my article, “The concept of sham in relation to offshore trusts, how such a situation can arise and how best it can be avoided” published in the Journal of International Trust and Corporate Planning, Volume 14, Issue 3, 2007, by Jordans.