The Contentious Trusts Association

Frequently Asked Questions



How do I become a member?
For membership queries please fill in the membership form and send it to ConTrA. The membership form and e-mail address can be found on the Contact Us page.

What are the membership requirements?
The admission of a member is at the discretion of the Committee. However, as a summary, typically members must be practising lawyers (whether solicitors, barristers or other) who operate in the contentious trusts and estates field of practice and cannot have been a partner or QC for more than two years at the point of applying to become a member.

Can I continue to be a member if I am promoted to partner or take silk?
Yes, the membership rules apply at the point of application only.

Is there a membership fee?
No, ConTrA membership is free.

Do I have to pay to attend the events?
All of the events are free to attend, save for the conference, which is very reasonably priced.

Are there formal rules for ConTrA?
Yes, ConTrA is an unincorporated association with formal rules. These can be provided to any member upon request.