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Edward Birrell, Senior Associate

Edward is experienced in advising on disputes involving challenges to wills, proprietary estoppel, breach of trust matters and contested probate matters, challenges to wills on the grounds of testamentary capacity, undue influence, lack of knowledge and approval and improper execution.


Edward has significant and growing specialism in complex trust disputes particularly those with a corporate asset base or those with an international element, drawing on his previous experience with a leading Guernsey firm. He acts for trustees and beneficiaries alike advising on breach of trust claims and the financial aspects of claims and settlements.  He is a core member of the pensions litigation team advising on construction and rectification issues as well as claims within pension schemes.  He also has landed estate experience dealing with a range of contentious issues involving trust structures and partition. Edward is recommended in Legal 500 2018 for being ‘wise beyond his years’.

Edward is admitted to practise England and Wales.