Oliver Auld


Oliver specialises in advising UK and international clients in relation to a wide range of contentious trust, probate and other private wealth disputes.  He acts for a diverse range of high net-worth individuals, professional trustees and other fiduciaries, who are involved in the management of family wealth.  He also acts for clients involved in sensitive and confidential disputes in the Court of Protection.
Oliver’s practice predominantly involves complex and multi-jurisdictional disputes in relation to inherited wealth and assets held in English and offshore family trusts.   He advises clients on claims challenging the validity of wills and under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and is experienced in acting for a trustees and beneficiaries in a wide range of contested and uncontested court applications to resolve issues that have arisen in the administrations of trusts and estates.

His recent reported cases include:

•	Cowan v Foreman and others [2019] EWHC 349 (Fam)
•	Right Hon Gloria Wesley, Dowager Countess Bathurst v Chantler and others [2018] EWHC 21 (Ch)
•	Shearer v Kevin Neal Associates Limited (2017)
•	Wooldridge v Wooldridge [2016] (Case No: 3CL1022132)

Oliver was recognised as “Next Generation Lawyer” by the Legal500 in 2017 and an “Associate to Watch” by Chambers and Partners in 2018 in the field of contentious trust and probate.

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Year Qualified



BPP Law School 2004 to 2006
University of Warwick 1998 to 2002


Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists
Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats