• Professional Development for qualified solicitors

    Association of Contentious Trust & Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)
  • Professional Development for qualified solicitors

    Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)


    If you are working in the field of contentious probate and trusts, or want to move into this area, this comprehensive course will give your career a real boost and provide a recognised qualification as an associate member of a well-regarded organisation.

    The University of Law, in association with the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS), offers this training course for those specialising in contentious probate and trusts who wish to become members of this specialist association.

    Predominantly distance learning, supported by study sessions at our London Moorgate or London Bloomsbury centres, this three-year course is designed to develop expertise in contentious trusts and probate. Candidates can choose to study our fast-track option over two-years.

    Counting as 100% of annual CPD requirements, our ACTAPS course is open to all solicitors, barristers and legal executives. Successful participants become associate members of ACTAPS, a forum which allows specialists in this field to exchange experience and expertise – and after two years will be eligible to complete an application form for full membership of the association, which is in the absolute discretion of the Association Committee.

    "NB In this connection, for the avoidance of any doubt, the Association has asked us to point out that merely successfully completing the education course will not in any way guarantee a successful application for full membership. Indeed, if having successfully completed the education course, you do not then have an active contentious trust and probate practice during your two years of associate membership, this may very well adversely affect an application for full membership.”

    ACTAPS will issue associate membership certificates once a year; this will be in the September following completion of all the elements of the course.