Trusts & Estates | The Three Books Conference - Personal Representatives and Trustees: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Thursday 16 May 2019


Nicholas Le Poidevin QC
Guy Adams
Alexander Learmonth
Aidan Briggs


The Law Society,
113 Chancery Lane,
London, WC2A 1PL


13:30 Registration
14:00 Seminar
17:30 Drinks
19:00 Close


The Three Books Conference

Personal Representatives and Trustees: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly


New Square Chambers is home to three of the leading texts for private client practitioners: Theobald on WillsWilliams, Mortimer & Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators & Probate and Lewin on Trusts.

Chambers is delighted to invite you to The Three Books Conference to be held on 16th May 2019 at The Law Society and to be presented by 
Nicholas Le Poidevin, Q.C., an editor of Lewin, Alexander Learmontheditor of Theobald and Williams, Mortimer & Sunnucks, Guy Adams and Aidan Briggs, assistant editor of Lewin.

The topic will be unsatisfactory personal representatives and trustees and what can be done to control or get rid of them. Please find the full programme below.

The conference will last a half day, from 1.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m., consisting of short talks and, after a break for refreshments, a case-study. A drinks reception will follow.



Guy Adams 
Obtaining information about the estate following Lewis v Tamplin;
  • what duties do the PRs have to provide documents and information to beneficiaries?
  • what applications can a beneficiary make to the court to obtain information?
Alexander Learmonth
Lazy, hazy, crazy – passing over or removing unsuitable executors, administrators and trustees, and the incidence of costs
Aidan Briggs
Momentous decisions and blessing applications; how to handle two particularly knotty problems:
  • trustees’ outstanding fees creating liquidity problems
  • trust-owned companies or partnerships run by beneficiaries
Nicholas Le Poidevin, Q.C.
Getting in the assets;
  • who pays the costs? 
  • what if a beneficiary in occupation will not budge?
The case-study will be based on the aforementioned topics


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