- Contentious trusts and estates
- Court of Protection
I deal with a wide range of complex contentious wills and trust disputes, including validity disputes involving lack of testamentary capacity, undue influence, want of knowledge and approval and fraud. I have many years’ experience both in High Court litigation and mediation.
I further advise and assist clients on claims for financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, as well as claims arising on intestacy (the absence of a valid will).
I act on applications for the removal and/or replacement of executors and trustees, maladministration claims, and other disagreements arising during the administration of an estate or the life of a trust.
I also deal with contentious Court of Protection applications (e.g. contested statutory wills or disputed Enduring Powers of Attorney and Deputyships).
I act for a variety of clients including spouses, partners and relatives of individuals who have died, minor beneficiaries, as well as executors, trustees and charities, in relation to disputed legacies and will contests.
I am a trustee of two charitable trusts, am involved as a volunteer in other charitable work in my local community and church, and enjoy Fell walking in the Lake District and spending time with my family.
Accreditations & Memberships
- The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)
- ‘Rising Star’ in Legal 500 for 2021
- ‘Star Associate’ in Chambers High Net Worth, 2020