Experience

I’m a Senior Associate in Dispute Resolution & Litigation, and a member of the firm’s Charity Legacies team.

I work with a range of clients – charities, social enterprises, commercial and private ones – and always with the aim of resolving any disputes pragmatically and cost effectively.

Highlights
  • Dispute Resolution I helped an education charity in a contractual debt claim to win a Court judgment in its favour and an order for the other side to pay 100% of the charity’s legal costs.
  • Legacies, Trusts, and Probate I helped a world renowned children’s charity to successfully challenge a professional executor in the management of an estate and to negotiate a reduction on their costs, helping to maximise the charity’s legacy.
  • We worked with an environmental charity in relation to a fraud committed by a senior officer, helping the charity deal with Serious Incident Reporting and governance matters.
  • I advised an international faith based charity on duty of care issues following the fatal injury of a fundraiser.
  • I assisted a trade association on a tricky membership dispute and related appeals procedure.
  • We assisted a care home in its defence of a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependant) Act 1975.
  • I assisted a national health charity in relation to a dispute over the interpretation of the meaning of the gifts in a will.
  • I worked with an international charity in relation to a suspected breach of trust by the executor of the estate.
  • I advised the executors of an estate on the meaning of a gift in a will where a beneficiary has been mis-described.