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Miscellaneous Information

Year Qualified

2015 

Firm Trained With

Penningtons Manches LLP

Languages Spoken

English

Profile

I joined McMillan Williams in 2017 as a trust and probate specialist acting on a wide range of contentious estate, trust and inheritance matters. 

I act for both Claimants and Defendants in claims brought under The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. I also advise on challenges to wills on the grounds of testamentary capacity, undue influence, lack of knowledge and approval and improper execution.

I am pragmatic in my approach, and always aspire to keep the aims of my clients as a strategic focus whilst also ensuring that the legal realities are made clear. In particular, I provide guidance to clients throughout the alternative dispute resolution process and keep them advised as to the legal and commercial aspects of settlement as applicable to their matter. 

Awards, Accreditations & Memberships

  • Member of the Institute of Legacy Management

  • ACTAPS student member

Recent Successes

  • I acted for the defendants in a 1975 Act claim and achieved an early settlement via written correspondence.

  • I successfully acted for my client in defending a validity challenge by a sister against her brother's will.

  • I successfully settled a professional negligence matter and obtained a financial sum for my client (claimant) after an initially low prospect of success.

  • I advised my client on the tax ramifications of a dispute with the executor during the administration of an estate.

  • I advised my beneficiary client as regards the duty on the executor to take action against a non-compliant tenant. 

Work in the community / pro bono work:

  • I am the chairman of trustees for the Footsteps Trust, which is an alternative education programme for students excluded from (or unsuited to) mainstream education. I have been actively involved with this charity, in one facet or another, for the past 7 years.

  • I volunteer my time as a youth worker at my local church.

  • I have in the past provided free advice at the Citizens Advice Bureau.

 

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