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Brendan Udokoro is extremely pleasant to work with. He has a sympathetic manner that clients appreciate and is very organised and capable.

Legal 500 UK 2024

Brendan Udokoro is an associate specialising in disputes and litigation concerning or connected to wills, trusts, the estates of deceased persons, and all other inheritance and post-death related disputes.

Brendan advises clients on the resolution of a broad range of estate and trust-related disputes, including applications for the removal of executors and trustees, trustee-beneficiary disputes, challenges to the validity of wills and claims brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975,.

Brendan qualified as a solicitor in May 2018, having trained at a leading regional firm in Kent. He joined Howard Kennedy in August 2022 and was promoted to associate in May 2023.

Recent work
  • Acting for the representative of a class of discretionary will beneficiaries, in a claim concerning the estate of a high-profile architect, following a Public Trustee v Cooper application for the approval of the distribution of the will trust.
  • Acting for a deceased's adult daughter in defending an Inheritance Act claim and successfully reaching a favourable settlement.
  • Advising the residuary beneficiaries in a probate dispute arising following allegations of lack of capacity and undue influence.
  • Acting for the litigation friend of a minor discretionary beneficiary in an Inheritance Act claim.
  • Negotiating a successful settlement between a father, son and daughter-in-law in relation to the beneficial interest of a property.
  • Successfully obtaining judgment for a client in relation to a complex petition for an Insolvency Administration Order at the High Court, defended by the executor of the estate on the grounds of jurisdiction.

  • "The team of associates (such as Brendan Udokoro) has also impressed me hugely for their energy and dedication to delivering a high-quality service to their clients." Legal 500 K 2024
  • Listed as Key Lawyer, Private client: Contentious Trusts and Probate, Legal 500 2023
  • "Brendan [is] always responsive, diligent and thorough."  Legal 500 2022
  • "Brendan is particularly impressive for a young associate."  Legal 500 2022
  • Brendan demonstrates "empathy and practical intelligence."  Legal 500 2022
  • Listed as Key Lawyer, Private client: Contentious Trusts and Probate, Legal 500 2021

Did you know

Brendan spent the first five years of his childhood growing up on the West Coast of Ireland.


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