Lisa deals 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. She has many years’ experience both in High Court litigation and mediation.
She further advises and assists 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).
She acts 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.
Lisa also deals with contentious Court of Protection applications (e.g. contested statutory wills or disputed Enduring Powers of Attorney and Deputyships).
Lisa acts 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.
Lisa has been a full Member of The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) for many years and was named as a ‘Rising Star’ in Legal 500 for 2020 and ‘Star Associate’ in Chambers High Net Worth, 2020.
Lisa is a trustee of two charitable trusts, is involved as a volunteer in other charitable work in her local community and church, and enjoys Fell walking in the Lake District and spending time with her family.