Roman Kubiak is a partner and head of the Contested Wills, Trusts and Estates team at Hugh James. He acts for individuals, banks and financial institutions, trust companies, professionals and charities.
Roman Kubiak considers two contentious probate cases: an attorney’s application to be appointed as substitute personal representative in place of a donor; and a property transfer set aside for presumed undue influence.
Roman Kubiak breaks down the complex case of Bhusate v Patel & Ors  EWHC 2362 (Ch), in which the claimant suffered a heavy defeat after pleading contradictory alternative claims.
This month, Roman Kubiak looks at a case where beneficiaries of an estate challenged the reasonableness of fees incurred by executors in instructing two different firms, and a recent claim by an elderly cohabitee for reasonable financial provision who was awarded an outright transfer of property and capital lump sum.