Probate and Court of Protection Conference 2023

23 November 2023
XXIV Old Buildings

We are at capacity for this event. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please email 

We hope you are able to join us at our annual Probate and Court of Protection Conference where members of XXIV Old Buildings will explore the key topics in this arena.

The conference will start at 2pm (registration from 1.30pm) with a drinks reception from 5pm onwards.

Date: Thursday, 23rd November 2023
Venue: David Lloyd George Room, The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL

Probate and Court of Protection Conference 2023 Programme

13.30 – 14.00 Registration and refreshments
14.00 – 14.10 Chair’s Welcome
14.10 – 14.40 Promises And Lies
Edward Cumming KC and Harry Samuels discuss what comes next in the muddy field of proprietary estoppel, mutual wills, and other ‘unusual’ ways of asserting client rights.
14.40 – 15.00 The Price of a Promise?
Sarah Bayliss suggests a practical approach to valuing estoppel claims following Guest v Guest [2022] UKSC 27.
15.00 – 15.20 An update to The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
Elizabeth Weaver provides an update.
15.20 – 15.40 Coffee break
15.40 – 16.00 Beyond White v Jones
James Fennemore discusses the limits of claims by beneficiaries and personal representatives against professionals.
16.00 – 16.30 Formality and territorial effect of wills following Re Sangha
Owen Curry and Niamh Davis discuss the importance of considering territorial effect and ensuring compliance with the requirements of s.9 of the Wills Act 1837 following a recent Court of Appeal decision.
16.30 – 16.50 Recent Court of Protection cases
Helen Galley provides an update on recent key cases in the Court of Protection field.
16.50 – 17.00 Chair’s closing remarks / Q&A
17.00 – 21.00 Drinks and Canapés reception