19th June, 2013

Adam Willoughby in high value contested will case

Adam Willoughby, through the Bar Pro Bono Unit, was instructed to advise the executors of a deceased's estate in respect of defending a challenge to the validity of the deceased's last will. The challenge was advanced on the footing that the deceased lacked testamentary capacity when making his last will, and that undue influence was exercised over him.  The case also involved a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. 

Richard Booth from the Bar Pro Bono Unit commented: “The Bar Pro Bono Unit was very grateful to Mr Willoughby for the speed with which he turned around the papers in what was a complicated case. Volunteer barristers such as Mr Willoughby play a vital role in ensuring members of the public may still obtain proper access to legal redress, and we are ever encouraged by our panel members’ steadfast commitment”.

Adam commented: "The Bar Pro Bono Unit provides an important lifeline to those who cannot afford legal advice and cannot obtain legal aid". 
A copy of Adam's CV can be found here



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