Ryan Taylor is based in the London Bridge office and specialises in contentious probate and contentious trusts matters.
Ryan has considerable expertise in the field of litigated estates, where he can advise clients in relation to beneficiary disputes, claims on estates and disputes on Wills. He works with both disappointed beneficiaries in seeking to dispute wills or claim further provision; and executors seeking to defend estates. His practise also deals with trust disputes and arguments over the beneficial entitlement to land and property.
Ryan first qualified in Australia in 2011 where he gained extensive experience in non-contentious wills and estates law. There he would also advise on business succession planning and testamentary trusts for families and high net-worth individuals.
His interest in litigation then led him to take on disputed estate work. In these cases he acted for both parties making claims against, and in defence of estates in proceedings. He developed this interest and knowledge when he moved to London and worked for a Legal 500 firm. There he worked on establishing practises for estate administration & litigation by creditors as well as contentious probate & trusts.
Having settled in the UK, Ryan undertook the exams of the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme to additionally qualify as a Solicitor of England and Wales. He has worked full time in the legal industry in the UK since 2015 and enjoys challenging himself with delving into the nuances of the law here.
The personal nature of contentious probate work is what motivates Ryan. He focuses on getting to know his clients’ desired outcomes and cost-effectively achieving them. To this end, Ryan is unafraid to tell clients the truth regarding matters that can be fraught with emotion. He looks to establish a strategy that has a strong chance of success and is one that his clients are comfortable with.
Ryan writes regularly for Todays Wills & Probate and is on their panel of experts. He also writes blogs and articles for the firm’s website and LinkedIn publication. He is also a regular presenter at seminars as part of Anthony Gold’s contentious probate seminar series.
- Completing the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) course through the University of Law. Once finished, Ryan will become an ACTAPS member.
- ConTra member: The Contentious Trusts Association.
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