Assisting executor client in successfully fighting off the application brought by the daughter of the deceased – one of the two main beneficiaries of the estate – seeking his removal and replacement by a substitute executor.
The matter was made more challenging by the fact that the applicant opponent was acting as a litigant in person and ADR efforts did not lead to a resolution meaning the case went all the way to contested court hearing. The successful resolution was particularly important to the client as his personal integrity was challenged by the allegations the applicant pursued.
Matter resolved at trial with successful outcome for the client as the application was dismissed, the client’s name cleared and the opponent ordered to pay the client costs.
Matter value: c. £1m estate