Mike Pollard

Legal Director, Will, Trust & Estate Disputes

Mike is an experienced litigation solicitor and a member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Contentious Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).

Having previously been a Partner and Director of two law firms in Berkshire, Mike now specialises in the resolution of contentious probate, trust and inheritance disputes for clients, finding solutions via a variety of methods such as court proceedings or mediation.

Over the years, Mike has dealt with complex Private Client work both in the High Court and County Courts. Not only has he supported clients with challenging a Will or Inheritance disputes, he is also proficient in the administration of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) and Estate Administration.

Mike has always sought to put the needs of individuals or families at the centre of any solution to resolve their disputes and to provide the advice required to progress their instructions to a positive conclusion.

Outside of the office Mike is a supporter of Leeds United Football Club and lives with his wife, 3 sons and the family dachshund.


Contentious Probate & Estates
Trust Litigation
  • Administration of many multi-million-pound high net worth estates
  • Conducted litigation in an eight-day High Court Trial for the recovery of a multi-million-pound company and property assets.
  • Claims relating to the validity of Wills (capacity, knowledge and approval, undue influence, presumption of due execution)
  • Inheritance Act claims for Families and Dependents
  • Represented two Directors defending an appeal to the Court of Appeal in a multi-party breach of trust litigation claim, resulting in a dismissal of the appeal through mediation and a substantial costs order in their favour
  • Obtaining freezing / proprietary injunctions

Contesting a Will or Probate

  • Cases involving the removal of trustees.
  • Pursuing claims for the taking of an account against trustees
  • Undertaking forms of action involving Proprietary Estoppel, Constructive or Resulting Trusts

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