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Kerry  Venn

About

Kerry is a member of the firm's Private Wealth team specialising in litigation involving Disputed Wills and Trusts.

Kerry is a disputes lawyer who has recently retrained in Wills and Probate litigation. 

Kerry qualified and practiced locally in 1996 before she was commissioned as a Captain in HM Army Legal Services in 1999-2000 when she served in Kosovo and Northern Ireland. Thereafter she represented Claimants in all aspects of accident and injury litigation. In 2007 Kerry formed her own Company and provided a Small Claims Litigation Service on a contingency fee basis having been authorised under the Claims Management Regulations 2006. 

Whilst at her previous firm for almost a decade, Kerry specialised in Insurance litigation acting for multi-national insurance companies whilst also representing a wide range of clients at individual and corporate level.

Kerry is a keen runner who has completed over 70 marathons and ultra-marathons, including the Marathon Des Sables in the Sahara Desert. On a more relaxed level, she also enjoys driving around Devon in her vintage, battered Landrovers and Austin A30 with her family and dogs.

 

Recent Experience

  • Representing the Trustees in Court of Protection proceedings involving a contested application for the registration of an Enduring Power of Attorney in respect of a Beneficiary under the Trust
  • Acting for a family in defence of a claim brought by a sibling for possession of the family farm due to promises made over the years to him by the deceased father
  • Advising on the failure of a conditional gift under a Will to vest due to the proposed Beneficiary's inability to meet the conditions of the Will – through no fault of their own
  • Assisting with claims under Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, challenges to the validity of Wills, Executor disputes and general trust issues.

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