I am an Associate in the Disputed Wills and Trusts team and qualified as a solicitor in April 2018.
The type of cases I deal with can be extremely emotional and sensitive, often with disputes taking place after a loved one has passed away. I am therefore always mindful of settling disputes as quickly as possible, at the minimal cost to my client. I am pragmatic and pride myself on providing clear and thorough advice, whilst fully supporting my clients through the process.
I specialise in all kinds of Will, Probate, Trust and Inheritance disputes. I represent clients bringing and defending all types of Will validity claims (including fraud or forgery claims), and deal with claims against estates under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. I have extensive knowledge of these areas having dealt solely with these kinds of disputes throughout my career as a solicitor.
I also specialise in professional negligence claims against Will writers or solicitors, trust disputes including claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA), proprietary estoppel claims (broken promises) and financial abuse claims (where there is a deputy or attorney and where there is not).
I also often act for charities in protecting their legacies and assisting with various estate administration disputes.
I regularly deal with cases in the Court of Protection and have a particular interest in contested statutory will and lifetime gift applications and deputyship applications.
I am a full member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and I am an affiliate member of STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners).
When I am not working, I am often playing netball, cooking for friends and family, and taking long country walks with my dog.