"Will Coon is fast gaining great experience of high value and difficult disputes and is a reliable and assiduous team-player"

Legal 500 2022

I am an Associate in Michelmores’ Disputed Wills & Estates team. I work closely with individuals, families, and charities in all aspects of contentious probate and disputed estates.

I am often involved at what can be a stressful and uncertain time for people and/or their organisations. I work hard to help clients resolve their cases in a sensitive and pragmatic way. I find the process of getting to grips with complex cases and offering practical solutions – which allow clients to move forward – really rewarding.

Much of my work centres around claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, Will validity disputes, proprietary estoppel, and professional negligence. That said, my practice area is not limited to these types of claims. This means I regularly act in other kinds of trust and estate disputes wherever they arise.

I joined Michelmores in 2018 as a Trainee and qualified with the Firm in 2020.

Recent experience

Advising multiple national charities in relation to claims under Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975

Negotiating a complex settlement in a claim by a surviving spouse under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975

Leading on the settlement of a professional negligence claim in connection with the defective drafting a Will

Assisting several national charities to obtain payment of their legacies from an estate

Advising on a proprietary estoppel dispute in the context of a large farming enterprise

Supporting counsel at trial in a construction and rectification claim.