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Emily Stoneham

Senior Associate
T: 020 7465 4311

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 is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), CONTRA and London Solicitors Litigation Association.

Emily is recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2024 and is described as a “standout associate”.

She is described by the Spear’s Tax & Trust Advisers Index 2023 as a “Rising Star”.

Emily read History at Durham University.

Emily trained at Macfarlanes LLP qualifying into their Dispute Resolution department in 2015 before moving to Payne Hicks Beach in 2017. She was promoted to senior associate in 2020.

Holds the STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes.

Ranked in the Legal 500 UK 2020 as a recommended lawyer specialising in contentious trusts and probate.

Ranked as a “Rising Star” in the Spear’s 500 2023 and the Spear’s Tax & Trusts Advisers Index 2022.