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Surname:Laith Khatib
Position:Director / Head of Wills, Probate & Asset Management / COFA / Solicitor
Qualified:2008
Education:University of Wales, Cardiff.
Experience:After graduating with a degree in business management, Laith worked for a leading bank in its investment division. Having gained several years' banking experience he decided to re-train and pursue a legal career. Since qualification as a solicitor his practice has focused on wills, trusts and estates, with a particular emphasis on litigation in those areas. He has also dealt with cases of negligence against other professionals in relation to will / trust preparation and pension advice.

Laith is noted as a ‘leading individual’In the field of contentious wills, trusts and estates in the 2015/16/17 and 18 editions of the prestigious Legal 500publication.

The publication notes ... 'A very credible outfit in the Cardiff market for contentious trusts and probate matters', Howell's Solicitorsan 'historic strength in this area of ​​work but appears to be strengthening with a growing caseload'. 'Highly regarded among the south Wales private client community', team head Laith Khatib 'achieves excellent results for his clients' across a range of contentious probate matters including representing both claimants and defendants on cases involving will validity. Khatib is well regarded for his 'dealings with opponents but is also unfailingly polite and courteous'.

Laith’s work encompasses the following:
  • Dealing with complex and high value trusts and estates.
  • Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
  • Probate claims i.e. challenges to the validity of wills due to lack of capacity / undue influence etc.
  • Trust disputes, including claims under the Trust of Land and Appointment of Trustee Act 1996.
  • Disputes between executors, trustees and beneficiaries.
  • Court of Protection Applications and Disputes.
  • NHS continuing healthcare claims.
Professional Membership:
  • Law Society.
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (full member).
  • Solicitors for the Elderly.
  • Trustee of Age Concern Morgannwg.
  • MENCAP recommended expert for wills and trusts.
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