Trusts of land and proprietary estoppel

Members of Chambers have expertise in a full range of contentious and non- contentious work, including claims under TOLATA 1996 (for example, following the breakdown of a relationship) and proprietary estoppel, pension agreements, implied and constructive trusts arising from the co-ownership of land. We act for private individuals, trustees and commercial clients and also in relation to both offshore and UK based trusts. We are also able to offer advice in relation to the administration and variation of trusts and issues arising in the context of wills, probate and the administration of estates. In addition, our family finance team have substantial expertise in dealing with trusts, from the relatively straight forward cases through to those more complex arrangements.

Our barristers appear regularly in the High Court, the Western Circuit and further afield.

We advise on:

  • The drafting, construction and interpretation of trusts
  • Variation of trusts
  • Estoppel Claims
  • Expressed, imposed, constructive and remedial trusts
  • Rectification & enforcement
  • The nature and extent of beneficial interests
  • Challenging the validity of trusts
  • Issues arising during the administration of trusts
  • Appointment and removal of trustees
  • Deeds of appointment (both of assets and trustees)
  • Winding up trusts
  • Allegations of breach of trust
  • Investment by trustees
  • Tracing against trustees and third parties
  • Trustees' powers, obligations  and limits
  • Applications for directions and guidance from the court
  • Jurisdictional issues
  • Charitable trusts

Chambers are accredited by the Bar Council as course providers and members of chambers provide in house seminars, training and presentations. For further information regarding our lectures please visit our seminars page.

If you need any assistance in any of these areas, please contact our clerking team on 023 80 7386812 or e-mail