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Shaun Underhill

South West

Shaun has over 30 years of litigating and negotiating civil and family disputes. He is robust but fair and combines his skills as a solicitor, mediator and member of the judiciary to assist parties in achieving sound outcomes.

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Local Panel

South East


Specialist Panel

Probate, Estates and Trusts

Membership Level

Membership Level


Shaun's Experience


Areas of Expertise
  • Contentious probate
  • Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
  • Capacity, duress, mistake, fraud
  • Cohabiting couple and property disputes
  • Trust of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996
  • Property disputes including trusts and boundary disputes
  • Rights of way and easements
Mediation Style

Shaun combines a facilative approach with evaluative. He will robustly but fairly challenge positions and arguments.

Professional Background

Shaun qualified as a solicitor in 1991, a CEDR accreditated mediator in 2007 and a family mediator in 2015.

He is a member of the CMC and FMC and of ACTAPS. He is Deputy District Judge on the Western Circuit, and has worked exclusively in civil disputes, disputes between couples and family members on death of a loved one, for over 30 years.


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