Miranda Allardice

Call: 1982

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'A no-nonsense, let’s-get-results barrister.'

'Very client-friendly, she is loved by clients.'

'A good team player, who is proactive and communicates well, she is a barrister who provides a really first-rate service.'

Chambers UK 2014


Miranda “has considerable expertise in Inheritance Act claims.””She clearly possesses an enviable intellect but she also has great client-handling skills”

“She is further commended for the quality of her mediation practice”

Chambers UK



Miranda joined Chambers in 2012.  Miranda has extensive experience of; Inheritance Act and probate claims, administration issues, constructive trust claims, Court of Protection work, and complex matrimonial finance claims.

Work recently undertaken taken includes:


  • Cohabitee Inheritance  Act claim against multi-million farming estate
  • Challenge as to testamentary capacity in complex estate
  • Lost Will with bona vacantia issues
  • Estoppel in favour of farming son
  • Constructive Trust/Partnership in respect of property portfolio
  • Ancillary relief; £6m pre-acquired assets with trust issues
  • Court of Protection removal of deputy
  • Court of Protection contact by difficult son to disabled father

She has a particular interest in Vulnerable Elderly and Court of Protection work, including health and welfare issues.  Miranda is also able to advise parties and trustees involved in matrimonial finance proceedings.


Professional Reputation

Miranda has been a consistent entrant at Band 1 level in the Chambers UK Guide in the family finance section with particular recommendation for her Inheritance Act work.



Miranda is an experienced Mediator.  She qualified with ADR in 2005, and has built up a successful Mediation Practice.  She is commended in Chambers for the quality of her civil mediation practice.


Notable Cases

Re Myers [2005] WTLR 851 Inheritance Act claim by an adult daughter

Van Laetham v Brooker [2006] 2 FLR 495 Constructive Trust/Estoppel

H v Mitson [2010] WTLR 193 Inheritance Act claim by estranged adult child

Holliday v Musa [2010] WTLR 839 Domicile re Inheritance Act claim

Musa v Holliday [2012] EWCA 1268 Inheritance Act claim by cohabitee


Professional Associations

Chancery Bar Association, ACTAPS


Publications and Lecturing

Miranda is a key contributor to Jordans’ Inheritance Act Claims; Law Practice and Procedure.  She lectures for CLT,CPD and ACTAPS.

She was an Advisory Group Member of the Law Commission Intestacy and Family Provision on Death Report.



1981 Oxford BA Hons Jurisprudence

1995 Kings MA Environmental Law