Alistair Spencer

Legal Director
Inheritance Disputes

Alistair specialises in contentious trusts and probate and acts for private individuals, charities and trusts in a wide range of matters.

His areas of expertise include claims for financial provision from the estate of the deceased under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, disputes concerning the validity of wills, applications for rectification and variation of Wills, disputes with executors and trustees and advising on the removal of executors and trustees. Alistair has a particular interest in claims involving forged Wills and capacity issues.

Alistair is experienced in resolving disputes both through the courts and via alternative dispute resolution methods including mediation. He adopts an approach that is sensitive to the needs of the client and which takes account of the emotive nature of many of these disputes.

Away from the desk

Favourite place

On top of a mountain

Favourite book

The Girl at the Lion d'Or


Varied but include travel, history and archaeology (I previously trained as an archaeologist), trekking in the mountains, classic cars

Favourite food

Always from an authentic local restaurant

What clients say about Alistair Spencer

I adopt a approach tailored to the needs of my client, taking into account the sensitive nature of these disputes to achieve the best outcome in a cost effective and timely way.