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Junior Litigators’ Forum
9-10 May 2024
The Grand HotelBirmingham, UK

Lydia Pemberton
Barrister at Selborne Chambers


Lydia (TEP) has a traditional chancery practice and has an extensive understanding and considerable experience of contentious probate and estate matters, particularly those involving allegations of fraud and financial misconduct, and breach of duty claims.

Her practice includes acting for clients in respect of will validity challenges, interpretation / construction claims, the removal of personal representatives and trustees, Beddoes applications and other Part 64 proceedings, Inheritance Act claims, TOLATA claims and other equitable claims including those based on proprietary estoppel. She regularly appears in the High Court. Lydia also advises on domicile/deemed domicile for tax purposes.

In 2023 Lydia has been involved in cases involving forfeiture claims based on alleged gross negligence manslaughter, alleged forgery claims where testamentary documents have been discovered some years after the death, proprietary estoppel claims arising in the context of farming disputes and a case of a disappearing will.

Lydia is a full member of the STEP and ACTAPS.

She sits a Recorder on the Midland Circuit (Family).

Agenda Sessions

  • It’s a free country: testamentary freedom versus forced heirship