Georgia specialises in the full range of Wills, Trusts and Probate disputes as well as contentious Court of Protection work.
Georgia also specialises in claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (“TOLATA”) which often involve advising in circumstances where unmarried couples own property together and are in dispute following separation.
Georgia’s areas of expertise include:-
Contentious Probate (including proprietary estoppel / promise based claims)
- Acting in relation to claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
- Acting in relation to challenges to the validity of Wills.
- Acting in relation to promise based claims (these types of claims often involve disputes arising in farming families).
- Advising executors as to their duties when faced with a dispute.
Contentious Court of Protection
- Advising attorneys who are under investigation by the Office of the Public Guardian (“OPG”)
- Advising those who have been accused of misappropriating funds from an elderly or otherwise vulnerable person.
- Advising those who wish to object to the registration of an Enduring Power of Attorney (“EPA”) or Lasting Power of Attorney (“LPA”)
- Advising attorneys as to their duties under EPAs/LPAs where there are potential or actual disputes.
- Advising on disputed Deputyship Applications / disputed Statutory Will applications and other disputed applications in the Court of Protection.
Georgia is a member of the Court of Protection Practitioners Association (CoPPA) and deals with contested Court of Protection applications.
Cohabitation / TOLATA
- Preparing cohabitation agreements
- Preparing Declarations of Trust
- Assisting if a dispute arises between a separating unmarried couple on the division of their assets.
Qualifications and Experience
- 2005-2008 – University of Wales Institute Cardiff (now Cardiff Metropolitan ) – Politics BA (Hons) 2:1
- 2008-2010 – The University of Law (Birmingham) – Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)
- 2010-2012 – The University of Law (Birmingham)- Legal Practice Course (LPC)
- May 2016 – Qualified as a Solicitor
- May 2021 – Member of ConTra (The Contentious Trusts Association)
- Has specialised in Contentious Probate since May 2016
Supervised by Elizabeth Fry