I am a Partner in the Will, Trust and Estate Disputes team, specialising in disputes involving complex trusts and challenges to wills.
These disputes frequently arise from a breakdown in the relationship between executors/trustees and beneficiaries; or breach of duties by executors and trustees. A large part of my practice also includes bringing and defending professional negligence claims against advisors, including those arising from poorly drafted wills and trusts, and failures to give proper tax or investment advice.
I always focus on a client’s objectives before designing a strategy to best achieve them at the minimum cost. I will always consider alternatives to court proceedings, and as an accredited mediator, understand the best way to utilise mediation.
'An outstandingly good litigation solicitor', with 'great confidence' and 'a good eye for detail' - Legal 500, 2018/19
"Gavin Faber is ‘very commercial and practical’... One client rates Irwin Mitchell’s Birmingham team as ‘one of the best in the region’, and another singles out Gavin Faber as ‘an extremely safe pair of hands on the helm’." - Legal 500, 2017
"One of the best litigators in the Black Country" – Legal 500 2013
"First rate" – Legal 500 2012
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I have always been a strong character with firm views, willing to stand up for what I believe in. As a lawyer, I can use these attributes for the benefit of others.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
The varied nature of the work and the satisfaction that comes from achieving a great result for clients, particularly for those that are vulnerable and most in need of support.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
Being surrounded by the very best quality lawyers who are all experts in their fields. Although we are a very large national firm, there is a real sense of integration amongst the offices and an absolute commitment by everyone to achieve the firm's primary goal of delivering the best service to all clients.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I am a keen sportsman and particularly enjoy rugby, football and cricket, although increasingly as a spectator. I also go horse racing as often as I can. I have a passion for wine and fine dining. I have young daughters and find myself watching regular dance performances and musicals.
I am also a Governor, Trustee and Member of Hallfield School Trust.