Brighton & Hove lawyer qualifies as contentious trusts specialist

17th July 2019

Alistair Rustemeyer, Partner and key member of Rix & Kay’s Dispute Resolution Team in Brighton & Hove has qualified as an Associate Member of ACTAPS (The Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists). Alistair’s appointment comes after two years of study in conjunction with the University of Law.

Associate Members of ACTAPS must complete training across a range of highly specialised areas of contentious trust and probate law which are designed to help clients, who may want to challenge a Will or Trust, to secure a quicker and more cost effective resolution of a dispute.

Specialist areas range from breach of trust, capacity and psychiatric issues, sham trusts and forced heirship, community property and fraud, trust claims; right through to the use of the Court to resolve internal trust disputes; asset tracing; and forms of attack on Wills and Intestacy.

Alistair commented,

“As well as a personal achievement, becoming an Associate Member of ACTAPS means Rix & Kay has additional resource capable of providing specialist contentious wills and trusts advice to individuals. It’s an area of law that can often be challenging but I’m looking forward to supporting individuals who may find themselves caught up in the unfortunate position of a family or personal dispute.”

Alistair will work alongside Senior Partner, Alan Foster who leads Rix & Kay’s Family and Divorce Team in Brighton & Hove and is a full Member of ACTAPS.

Alistair’s appointment is part of Rix & Kay’s wider plan to offer the full range of dispute resolution services to individuals and businesses and complements the firm’s other areas of litigation expertise including high value commercial disputes; restructuring and insolvency; property disputes; and construction disputes.

How Rix & Kay can help you

Our Dispute Resolution Team can support you to resolve disputes between family members, executors of estates and beneficiaries as part of our contentious trusts and probate service. At a stressful time, we can help you to navigate complex areas of law.

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