Aidan specialises in all aspects of contentious trust and probate matters. He has particular expertise in:
• Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975;
• Challenging the validly of wills (formalities, lack of capacity, knowledge & approval, undue influence and fraud);
• Proprietary estoppel;
• Secret trusts;
• Mutual wills;
• Third party interests in property;
• Mental capacity issues (Court of Protection, LPAs, EPAs & statutory wills).
Aidan is lauded for his clear, concise and pragmatic advisory work. He is able to turn work around quickly so as to ensure the swift and smooth progress of his clients’ claims. Aidan is also a robust courtroom advocate who ensures that clients get the best result against intransient opponents.
Aidan O’Brien is a Barrister practising from Farrar's Building Chambers, London.
Aidan is instructed to attend multi-track trials, applications and case management conferences on a daily basis. He enjoys a broad practice base, with a particular emphasis on Wills & Trusts (Probate), Commercial and Contractual issues.
What my clients say
‘Approachable and very client friendly. Knowledgeable in the area of contentious probate in which I would not hesitate to instruct Aidan again.’ - Tracey Leathley, Lyons Davidson
Professional & academic
University of Law, London, Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists.
City University London, Bar Professional Training Course.
University of Manchester, MA Healthcare Law & Ethics.
University of Manchester, BA Law & Politics.