Five Paper’s Private Client team offers a fresh and comprehensive approach to family and probate work. The team is expert in family-property disputes with specialist barristers in both family and civil jurisdictions, ranging from private children applications to financial remedies, TOLATA claims, inheritance and probate.

Members of the team appear in the Family Court, the County Court, the High Court and the Appeal Courts. They have the depth of experience and skill to achieve top results whether by robust negotiation and settlement or by incisive questioning and focused advocacy. The team provides straightforward advice and excellent client care from beginning to end.

Members of the team have expertise in:


  • Financial Remedy applications (divorce/civil partnership)
  • Disputes between cohabitees and others under TOLATA 1996
  • Financial provision under Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989
  • Child arrangements, relocation, specific issue and prohibited steps
  • Non-molestation, occupation and freezing orders
  • Family trusts
  • Pre and post nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements and maintenance payments
  • Court of Protection

Inheritance and Trusts

  • Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
  • Probate issues and matters involving contentious wills, trusts, intestate estates and intestacy rules, and capacity
  • Non-contentious probate
  • Court of Protection
  • Trusts arising under TOLATA 1996