John Clarke

John is an Associate Solicitor in our Inheritance & Trust Disputes team

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About John

John started at Kitsons in 2014 and is now an Associate in our Litigation department and a Contentious Trust and Probate Specialist.

He is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust Specialists and the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners.

His work includes:

  • Challenges to wills
  • Claims for financial provision against deceased estates under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
  • Estoppel and Constructive Trust claims
  • Trust and estate administration disputes
  • Disputed lifetime transactions

Accolades and professional bodies

  • Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) – Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes

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22/02/16

Unreasonable Financial Provision?

By: John Clarke

Claims made under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 always have a high human interest factor and none more so when they are both high-profile and high-value, such as the claim by Thandi Wooldridge against the estate of her late husband, building tycoon Ian Wooldridge. 

Mr Wooldridge died...

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02/02/15

Stretching the Nil Rate Band?

By: John Clarke

This recent case involved a dispute between the family of the late Valerie Smith and a charity, the Woodland Trust.

What’s the background?

The current inheritance tax threshold (‘Nil Rate Band’) is £325,000. This amount is available to the estate of each individual, free of tax, in England and Wales on their...

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18/09/14

Inheritance Claims – Changes On The Horizon

By: John Clarke

The Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014 will come into force on 1 October 2014.

From this date, the law surrounding claims made under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 will change. This blog focuses upon the changes that will apply to claims for financial provision against the...

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What you have said about working with John...

John showed an excellent understanding of our case and we want to congratulate him for a fine piece of work.

Service was speedy, efficient and knowledgeable. This gave me the confidence to rely on your ability.

John was very informative and explained everything clearly. I felt completely reassured that all matters relating to my will had been well taken care of.