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Lucinda Brown

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Lucinda is head of BDB Pitmans’ will and trust disputes team.

She has over 17 years’ experience in will and trust disputes of all types and is a recognised leader in this specialist area of work. She aims to provide clients with prompt advice and to resolve matters through mediation wherever possible.

Lucinda acts for charities, executors, trustees, families and individuals and has had notable successes at trial and mediation.

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Career Highlights

  • Advising a charitable trust in its defence to a claim of several millions brought by the deceased’s widow for reasonable financial provision under the 1975 Act. Achieving a settlement at mediation which preserved the majority of the estate for the charity
  • Devas v Mackay (2009): Acting for the successful claimant’s daughters and achieving an Order from the High Court that the deceased’s last will was invalid due to lack of testamentary capacity
  • Acting for one of the life tenants of a trust of significant farmland in his challenge to the exercise of the trustees’ decision as to the appointment of the assets of the trust
  • Acting for an executor and beneficiary of an estate of a Nobel-Prize winner and successfully defending claims brought against other beneficiaries to ensure distribution of the estate in accordance with the will