Three Books Conference 2023

September 21, 2023, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Join us for New Square Chambers’ annual Three Books Conference, taking place at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London on Thursday 21 September 2023, from 2-5 pm followed by a post-conference drinks reception.

This year’s conference will be chaired by esteemed former member, HHJ Evans-Gordon. It brings together prominent contributors from the 22nd edition of ‘Williams, Mortimer & Sunnucks – Executors, Administrators and Probate’, a publication that will be officially launched during the post-conference drinks reception. 

Registration is from 1:30 pm, with the conference starting promptly at 2 pm. Refreshments will be available throughout and the post-conference drinks reception will also include delightful bowl food. The event will conclude at 7:30 pm.

Please see the full programme below and follow the link below to secure your place.

We hope that you will be able to join us at the event. It will also be a fantastic opportunity to reconnect in person.

Please join us for the launch of ‘Williams, Mortimer & Sunnucks – Executors, Administrators and Probate’ at the post-conference drinks, with refreshments and bowl food available from 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

Date: Thursday 21 September 2023

Time: Registration from 1:30 pm, conference starts 2 pm-5 pm, followed by WMS book launch and post-conference drinks

Venue: De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5DA

Practice Area: Trusts, Wills & Estates


Conference Programme

1:30 pm – Registration;

2:00 pm – Welcome & introduction: HHJ Evans-Gordon, chair;

2:05 pm – ‘Silent witness’James McKean;

Attestation, status of attesting witnesses and will drafters in probate claims after Sangha etc.

2:30 pm – ‘Don’t take it for granted’Hermione Williams;

Foreign grants after Jennison and foreign wills after Sangha

2:55 pm – ‘Justice delayed’Aidan Briggs;

McElroy, James v Scudamore and the rebirth of the doctrine of ‘probate laches’

3:20 pm – Break;

3:40pm – Mock trial: how and when to challenge executors’ fees and expenses, Da Silva, Brealey, Akin, Mussell;

Alexander Learmonth KC
William Hopkin
Amy Berry
Dr Sarah Egan

4:55 pm – Chair’s closing remarks;

5:00 pm – WMS Book launch & post-conference drinks reception.

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