Ben Kinnear


Ben Kinnear
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Ben is a solicitor in the Contested Wills, Trusts and Estates team at Hugh James. He joined the firm in November 2015. Ben is an associate member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).


  • Will disputes;
  • Equitable remedies including Proprietary Estoppel, Mutual Wills/Secret Trusts, and Constructive and Resulting Trusts;
  • Lifetime (presumed) undue influence;
  • Donatio mortis causa (deathbed gift);
  • Lost wills;
  • Claims pursuant to the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (as amended);
  • Trust disputes;
  • Estate administration disputes;
  • Professional negligence claims associated with the above.


  • Qualified as a solicitor: 2015
  • Joined Hugh James: 2015

“Thank you very much for your extremely helpful advice and letters. We really appreciated the depth and breadth of your expertise and the way you engaged with the detail”
Private Client

“We, as a family, are very appreciative of your straightforward and candid advice…It’s been a pleasure dealing with you and thank you again”
Private Client

“I really appreciated your sound solid advice combined with your understanding of my difficult situation. I have certainly been very satisfied with all of services that I have received from you and your colleagues. The professional advice and support that has been offered to me has made a difficult time so much easier for me to manage. I have relied on you all to provide me advice and you have always found a suitable solution to my problems. I cannot express my gratitude to you all.
Private Client

“…and once again thank you for your marvellous efforts”
Private Client

Associate member of the  Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)

What do you love most about your job?

I enjoy the complicated and technical nature of the work; and the chance to help clients during such a stressful time.

What do you like to do outside work?

Cooking, travelling, guitar, football (now, mostly watching), and squash (poorly).


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