Maurice Rifat

I will fight your case as hard and aggressively as you need.  My approach is direct and robust.  I am an expert in Trust law, Wills & Probate as well as Property law.

My approach

From me you can expect a high calibre service with the priority being to obtiain your desired result.  I am approachable and practical and I am extremely efficient in preparing the necessary paperwork within any specified timeframe, a fundamental necessity in civil litigation. I will advise you of every step you need to take to obtain your goal.  I am known for my direct and aggressive approach in court and my aim is to pull no punches and put your case as strongly and effectively as I can.  The bottom line is that I aim to win.

My work

I am a specialist in civil litigation and regularly appear in the High Court and in the Central London County Court, although I am frequently instructed to appear in courts in Essex and Kent.  Being a Direct Access qualified barrister means not only can you instruct me directly to appear in court for you, but you can also instruct me on other parts of the case inlcuding providing a written advice or legal opinion, drafting court documents including claims, defences, application notices.  You can also instruct me to draft letters for you and even attend 'round-table' negotiations or mediations on your behalf. 

About me

I have an established reputation as a successful and sought after lawyer in the field of property law which includes trusts and probate.  I have particular expertise in cases of common intention constructive trusts; estoppel; removal of trustees; applications under the Truslts of Land and Appoinment of Trustees Act 1996; removal of executors; taking an account and cases involving contested & competing wills.  I also practise in commercial litigation involving contractual disputes and claims for repayment of money.    Furthermore I have niche practices in construction adjudication and cases involving issues on legal costs and costs assessments.

What my clients say

"Maurice is the 'go-to' barrister for my property and insurance business.  Over a number of years he has dealt with seven large cases for me, all with successful outcomes.  His direct and robust approach was exactly what was needed. I would not hesitate to recommend him."  Mr A.Lakhani, Director of Sequence Properties Ltd, Wembley

"I have worked with Maurice on many occasions over the past fifteen years.  I have always found him to be proactive, knowledgeable and swift to respond as well as being a first class advocate – in short, all that one would wish of a Barrister.".  Jonathan Braithwaite, Solicitor and Partner at Brice Droogleever & Co Solicitors, London  SW3

Professional & academic

Author of "Vexatious Litigants and Civil Restraint Orders: A Practitioner's Guide", published by Wildy Hill Simmonds

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