Gavin Faber


Gateley Legal


Gavin acts for professional trustees and executors, trust corporations, charities and individuals and has extensive experience in dealing with complex trust disputes involving multi-million-pound claims and other jurisdictions.

He also deals with a wide range of contested claims concerning validity of wills and lifetime gifts; construction and rectification of wills and/or trust deeds; family provision claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 for all categories of applicant including spouses, cohabitees, dependants and children; professional negligence claims arising from defective trust instruments and wills, or poor legal, investment or tax advice; beneficial interest in properties (arising before and after death) including proprietary estoppel claims; and statutory wills and Court of Protection matters concerning financial abuse.

Gavin also acts as an independent administrator and/or court appointed personal representative and trustee in disputed estates and is also regularly instructed as a mediator. He regularly delivers training and education to legal and non-legal professionals and intermediaries, and has lectured for Central Law Training.

How do you help clients?

I help clients achieve successful outcomes at a time that is often extremely difficult.

It can be daunting to seek a lawyer's advice, possibly for the first time, especially when children, parents and/ or other family members are involved or possibly following the death of a loved one.

It is crucial to sit down, carefully review your situation and work together to devise a strategy to achieve your objectives and goals, as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. At what is probably an emotive time for you, I can provide you with advice and support to resolve issues and move on with your life.


  1. Validity – challenges to wills and lifetime gifts on the basis of lack of capacity, undue influence or lack of knowledge and approval
  2. Inheritance Act claims
  3. Trust Disputes
  4. Professional Negligence
  5. Disputed Attorney/ Deputy appointments