Claire specialises in disputes relating to contentious trusts and probate and cohabitation. In particular Claire’s work focuses on:-
- Claims for financial provision where a person has been excluded from a loved ones Will or isn’t eligible to inherit under the intestacy rules
- Invalid Wills
- Claims against executors and administrators who have failed to deal with an estate properly
- Representing executors and administrators where a claim is brought against the estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
Claire acts for deputies seeking to recover money that has been wrongly taken from people who aren’t able to look after their own finances.
She also assists people who have been accused of taking money from the person whose finances they manage.
Claire can help you prepare a Cohabitation Agreement with your partner, setting out the financial details of your relationship. This can include how you own your property and how you will deal with the property should your relationship break down.
When buying a property with a partner it’s important that you seek advice on how best to protect your investment, particularly if you are making unequal contributions to the purchase price or if a family member is helping fund your deposit. If you fail to protect your interest in your property you may find that your partner is entitled to half the value of your home even if they have not made any contribution to the purchase price or mortgage payments.
If your relationship has come to an end and you can’t agree how to deal with your property, Claire can help you negotiate a settlement or advise you about applying to Court.
Qualifications and Experience
- Law degree 2012
- Qualified as a Solicitor in 2014
- Full Member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (CTAPS)
- Has specialised in cohabitation disputes, probate disputes and court of protection disputes since 2015
Supervised by Elizabeth Fry