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Daniel Edwards


+44 (0)330 045 2533

Daniel leads the Browne Jacobson Inheritance and Trusts Disputes team, which works closely with the firm’s private client team. He has over a decade of experience in dealing with the full range of disputes that might arise in relation to the assets of private individuals.

Daniel’s approach is always a pragmatic one. He prides himself on getting to the heart of an issue in a cost effective manner, and avoiding “legal jargon” in his dealings with his clients.

He has particular experience in post-death disputes involving family businesses, especially farming partnerships. A lot of his work has a property element, whether involving large amounts of agricultural land, or disputed interests in property.

Whilst the work he does typically occurs after a bereavement, he is often asked to either give pre-emptive advice, or to assist in relation to issues that might arise with “life-time trusts”.

Disputes that arise after somebody’s death are often multi-faceted; Daniel is able to draw on a significant breadth of professional experience to successfully handle such disputes.

Featured experience


A five day trial relating to a promise that a property, the clients’ home, would be transferred to them by one party’s parents in return for them doing some associated building works.

Life-time gift challenge

Successfully defending a challenge to a life-time gift of a million pound property

Fraudulent Will claim

Defending a challenge to a Will based on allegations that witnesses did not sign in the presence of the testator, and fraudulently added their signatures post-death.

Dispute over who should be Executors

Successfully applying for replacement professional personal representatives at a contested hearing. Securing the clients a hand in the administration of their son’s estate, and the Trust that resulted for their grandchild.