I am a Partner in the Disputed Wills and Trusts team.
Losing a loved one and then having to deal with the aftermath of a dispute regarding their estate is in my mind one of the worst experiences anyone will have to go through. Often, the dispute is between family members which makes it all the more tragic. I believe my job is to try and settle the dispute as quickly as I can on terms favourable to my client, not only for my client’s own peace of mind but also to keep costs to a minimum.
Most of my cases involve acting for clients who, without the legal process would lose their homes and their financial security. I have been fortunate enough to act for some amazing people and have been able to help them turn their lives from the darkness of losing a loved one and facing financial ruin, to ensuring they remain in their home and have financial security for the rest of their lives.
I also regularly act in defending claims and my experience and knowledge of acting on both sides of cases means I can offer the best service possible to my clients.
I also act for all types of charities and appreciate the importance of protecting legacies left to them.
I pride myself on always going the extra mile for my clients and ensuring that I carry as much of the stress and burden for them when dealing with their case.
Since qualifying as a Solicitor in 2008 I have acted in a massively varied caseload relating to Wills, Probate and Trust disputes and claims brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and so I have extensive knowledge of these areas. I also advise on Court of Protection proceedings, including Statutory Will applications and making and contesting Deputyship applications.
I am a qualified Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Associate, a committee member of CONTRA, who are a network for Contentious Trusts Solicitors and a member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE). I have completed the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists course (ACTAPS) and intend to apply to become a full member of ACTAPS.
As I generally spend 2 or 3 evenings a week attending work events, on the evenings I am free I like to spend these relaxing at home, cooking or catching up with my family and friends.
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