11 October 2023

Contentious Estates Workshop

Christopher Jones of St John's Chambers and Calum Campbell of RWK Goodman will facilitate a practical and informative workshop on the administration of contentious estates. Knowing how to respond claims and demands is vital.

The workshop will explore the various options open to the busy (contentious and non-contentious) probate lawyer, and look at what to do when it all goes wrong.

Who is this event for?

This seminar is aimed at solicitors and will writers who deal with contentious and non-contentious estates.

Topics include:

  • Dealing with the initial skirmishes
  • Making and responding to Court applications
  • Limited grants
  • Distributions in the face of claims and threatened claims

The seminar will begin with delegates divided into groups each to consider the topics above, followed by an open discussion on the questions posed.

Drinks and canapés will be served after the seminar, with the opportunity to network with fellow professionals.


  • Christopher Jones, Head of Chancery & Commercial, St John's Chambers

    Christopher is a chancery and commercial specialist with particular emphasis on trust litigation and advice, contentious and non-contentious probate applications, real property litigation (particularly in relation to easements, restrictive covenants and contracts for the sale of land) and commercial and agricultural landlord and tenant disputes.

    He also regularly advises on professional negligence claims, particularly in relation to claims against solicitors, accountants and tax consultants in relation to negligent conveyancing and tax advice as well as being a trained mediator.

  • Calum Campbell, Partner, RWK Goodman

    Calum is a Partner in the Contested Wills, Trusts and Inheritance Dispute Team and helps clients across the Thames Valley and Oxford. Calum is ranked “Band 2” for Private Wealth Disputes (Thames Valley) in Chambers HNW 2023 and as a “Rising Star” in the legal 500 2023. Calum works closely with the non-contentious private client team in Oxford and the Thames Valley.

    “We had the pleasure of working with the team behind Tom Gilman (our main contact). The team is exceptional in every way. Highly competent, knowledgeable, professional and great value for money” (Legal 500 2023).

Event details

When and where

Wednesday 11 October 2023, 5pm – 6.30pm.

RWK Goodman
Godstow Court
Minns Business Park
5 West Way