A seminar hosted by Brachers and Pump Court Chambers

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When the wife becomes a widow

We recently hosted a free evening seminar and networking event where we considered financial remedy and Inheritance Act claims when one spouse is ill or dies during proceedings.

The speakers addressed the transition between the two jurisdictions and the implications that this has for your clients in terms of procedure and outcomes.

Pump Court Chambers has extensive experience and expertise in both jurisdictions and the seminar highlighted the difficult issues raised by this area of law.


Helen Brander, Pump Court Chambers

Helen Brander has extensive experience in all aspects of family law and specialises in family finance, inheritance and probate disputes, and disputes concerning children. Clients have described Helen as well-prepared, articulate, firm, incisive and yet approachable, sensitive and considerate.

Mark Dubbery, Pump Court Chambers

Mark Dubbery is Head of the Inheritance, Wills and Probate team at Pump Court Chambers. He is an expert in civil and family law, he is an accredited mediator and a member of the specialist inheritance mediators’ group.

Julian Reed, Pump Court Chambers

Julian Reed practises in family and civil law, specialising in areas where the two disciplines overlap. He has a substantial financial provision practice dealing with businesses, farming disputes, companies and partnerships. He is regularly asked to advise and represent clients, particularly former cohabitees, on the existence and extent of beneficial interests in land whether under express, resulting or constructive trusts.

Annie Ward, Pump Court Chambers

Annie Ward specialises in cases that involve issues such as financial conduct, overseas and domestic trusts, third party property interests, company shares and share options, family businesses, and inherited wealth. Annie will get involved in cases at any stage of litigation and also in the context of mediation. She regularly appears in the Family Division on children matters.