This article was first published in the August edition of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists' newsletter, reproduced here with kind permission of the editor.
Earlier this year, Henry kindly asked me to give a talk on the subject of experts in contentious probate cases. Shortly after giving my talk, in the course of the Brexit referendum, the word "expert" started to acquire rather negative connotations with (for example) Michael Gove saying "I think people in this country have had enough of experts".
As ACTAPS members will be aware, experts are frequently instructed in contentious probate cases, and their importance in such cases is likely to have been unaffected by the statements of Messrs Gove and Johnson. This article sets out when one might instruct an expert in contentious probate cases, and some procedural considerations.
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