Joseph Gunn

Solicitor
Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates

  • “Jill and I are extremely grateful for all the hard work you did on our behalf, in such a professional manner. You kept us fully informed at all times which was much appreciated and achieved the best possible outcome. We would have no hesitation in recommending both you and Osbornes to any of our family and friends in the future”.

    Client review

  • “Mr Joseph Gunn provided outstanding legal advice about my Will. His attention to details and his knowledge of national and international regulations were invaluable”.

    Client, Lori Terzi

  • "Jan Atkinson, with her steely, steady, calming presence, instils confidence in the most highly-strung of us clients. With her masterful knowledge of the law, old and new, and its application, Jan can navigate through the most complex of cases to a successful end."

    Legal 500 2021

  • "I find Osbornes’ client-friendly approach welcoming and refreshing"

    Legal 500 2021

  • "A medium-sized London firm dealing with big litigation and doing it extremely well because of a depth of expertise and experience."

    Legal 500 2021

  • My family had the pleasure of Jan Atkinson working with us on the will and probate issues of [my mother's] estate in Camden and Ireland after she passed on last year. Jan and her assistant(s) offered us a fantastic service at a sad time.

    Client Review

  • "Jan Atkinson stands out for her wide-ranging knowledge and experience of estates; whatever problem you throw at her, she has seen it all before and is able to find a creative and sustainable solution. She has exceptional commitment to her clients and explores every avenue to find the best solution for them"

    Legal 500 2021 - Jan Atkinson

  • The team is very caring, experienced and detailed and was clear about the  next steps and offered very helpful advice and suggestions

    Legal 500

  • Jan Atkinson has extensive experience in private client matters, which underpins her excellent skills in the contentious probate area. Plus she is strong on international matters

    Legal 500 2020 - Jan Atkinson

  • A small but formidable team, punching above its weight. Jan Atkinson is a seasoned pro. Approachable but no push-over

    Legal 500 2020 - Jan Atkinson

  • "They are an outstanding firm to work with. They are consistently impressive in their work."

    Chambers UK

  • "Elspeth Neilson is very reliable and practical."

    The Legal 500

  • "The team frequently deals with cross-border estates for high–net-worth individuals."

    The Legal 500

  • "The team were extremely professional in putting my needs first. There was a joined-up approach to catering for the client, and all lawyers involved were briefed and constructive."

    Chambers UK

  • "Service prompt and effective. I have absolute confidence in Maggie."

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

  • I am happy with the service that I got and would recommend you to other potential clients.

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

  • I found Osbornes always very helpful and efficient.

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

  • We are very pleased with the services of Osbornes. Highly professional and through with close attention to detail.

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

  • I would highly recommend Jan Atkinson in any probate matter and Osbornes Solicitors in any other legal matters.

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

  • Jan Atkinson is a very proficient lady whom I would highly recommend to anyone involved in probates.

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

  • Thanks for all your work and explaining everything so clearly. For any legal matters in the future I would not hesitate in instructing Osbornes.

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

  • We have found your service to date as the most informative we have come across.

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates Client

  • Jan Atkinson is confident with a straightforward approach. Her practice covers both contentious and non-contentious matters, including wealth planning and estate administration.

    Chambers UK

  • I would like to thank everyone in my case for the excellent job!

    Wills, Probate & Disputed Estates client

Joseph's client testimonials

“Jill and I are extremely grateful...

“Jill and I are extremely grateful for all the hard work you did on our behalf, in such a professional manner. You kept us fully informed at all times which was much appreciated and achieved the best possible outcome. We would have no hesitation in recommending both you and Osbornes to any of our family and friends in the future”.

Client review

“Mr Joseph Gunn provided outstanding legal...

“Mr Joseph Gunn provided outstanding legal advice about my Will. His attention to details and his knowledge of national and international regulations were invaluable”.

Client, Lori Terzi

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  1. 19.1.2022

    Does your will deal with cross-border assets?

    If you own assets in more than one country, it’s important to make a robust Will that deals effectively...

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    18.11.2021

    Family Tensions and Deputyship 

    Disputes between a deputy and the family of the individual concerned, can escalate and become increasingly distressing if issues are...

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  3. 18.11.2021

    Particularly sensitive issues around mental capacity

    Mental capacity, the right to sex and the carer’s risk of prosecution  Does everyone have the right to a...

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  4. 25.10.2021

    Inheritance Claims CFA Success Fee Judgment

    The Court of Appeal upholds the recoverability of CFA success fees in 1975 Act claims in the case of Hirachand v...

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  5. 20.10.2021

    Evidence Needed When Contesting A Will

    ‘Scrap King’ Multi-million Inheritance Dispute Confirms the High Standard of Evidence Needed to Contest a Will   Gary Goodwin, son of...

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  6. 20.10.2021

    Contentious Probate Dispute Surrounding Interpretation

    The ‘nil rate band’ offers an incentive to testators to make their will in a tax-efficient manner, maximising the amount...

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  7. 20.10.2021

    Handwriting Expert Witness Concludes Will Forgery

    It’s not unheard of for an individual to forge someone’s will with the aim of securing an inheritance....

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  8. 20.10.2021

    Contested Will Claim Succeeds on Capacity

    A sad case in which a bereaved father made a will without the requisite mental capacity to do so has...

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  9. 20.10.2021

    Contested Will Claim Against Estate Fails

    The recent reported case of Shearer v Shearer highlights that adult children cannot expect an estate to support their affluent...

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  10. 17.9.2021

    Funding of Probate disputes

    Probate disputes can be very expensive and clients often find it difficult to find the money to cover their legal...

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    Dealing with a Contentious Probate Claim

    Many people do not know what a contentious probate claim is until they have become embroiled in one. The root...

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  12. 10.9.2021

    Divorcing couples should remember to amend will to...

    In the midst of a divorce or separation, it’s rare for couples to think about making or changing their...

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    Dealing with Debts as an Executor

    It is a common misconception that a person’s debts die with them. After you die your debts become the...

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  14. 13.8.2021

    What is reasonable financial provision in 1975 Act claims?

    The long running and high profile case of Ilott v Mitson [2017] UKSC 17 has finally come to an end with the...

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  15. 22.7.2021

    Osbornes Ranked For Expertise in High Value Wills...

    Jan Atkinson has been ranked as a leading lawyer, dealing with high-value private client disputes. The 2021 edition of the Chambers...

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  16. 6.7.2021

    Beware of setting up unnecessary trusts for children

    Parents making a will should beware of setting up unnecessary trusts for their children which could see them paying more...

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  17. 12.5.2021

    Writing a will stops loved ones being frozen...

    An estimated 59% of the UK population have not made a will, so when one half of a couple dies unexpectedly,...

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  18. 14.4.2021

    Osbornes Shortlisted as Probate Law Firm of the...

    Osbornes have been shortlisted as finalists for an award at the 2021 UK Probate Research Awards. The firm has been shortlisted...

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  19. 18.3.2021

    How to have your will witnessed remotely by...

    Covid-19 has put paid to normal routine and practice across most spheres of our lives. Even long-held legal procedures have...

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  20. 27.11.2020

    LPAs: How to prevent a loved one entrusting...

    Record numbers of us are entrusting our finances to loved ones, with over 800,000 Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) registered a...

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  21. 9.10.2020

    Vigilance needed to protect those vulnerable to undue...

    The coronavirus pandemic has left many elderly and vulnerable people increasingly isolated due to social distancing, shielding and restrictions on...

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  22. 25.9.2020

    Plan your Estate ahead of the Autumn Budget

    The issue of Inheritance Tax made the headlines recently after the Chancellor of the Exchequer was reported to consider raising...

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  23. 25.9.2020

    Making a Will by video link

    The Government has recently announced plans to allow for the witnessing of Wills and Codicils by video conferencing. This is...

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    2.9.2020

    Left Out of A Will

    I was left out of my mother’s last will and I am confident this was not her intention. What...

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