Emily is a solicitor in the Dispute Resolution department with a particular focus on contentious trusts and probate disputes along with some commercial work.
Emily has recently worked on applications for the removal of trustees and blessing of trustee decisions, challenging the validity of wills, acted for both the defendants and claimants in relation to claims for financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and been involved in claims for unfair prejudice under section 994 of the Companies Act.
Emily holds the STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes.
Emily is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), CONTRA and London Solicitors Litigation Association.
Emily is ranked in The Legal 500 UK 2020 as a recommended lawyer specialising in contentious trusts and probate. The Spear's Tax & Trusts Advisers Index 2020 features Emily as a "Rising Star" and lists her as a "Young Turk".
Emily read History at Durham University.
Emily her training contract at Macfarlanes LLP qualifying into their Dispute Resolution department before moving to Payne Hicks Beach in 2017.
Qualified March 2015, joined Payne Hicks Beach 2017, promoted to senior associate 2020.
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