Nathalie Hope

Nathalie Hope

Trainee Solicitor

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Nathalie Hope

Trainee Solicitor

Nathalie is a trainee solicitor in the firm's Disputes team, based in the Bristol city centre office, and she is due to qualify as a solicitor in July 2024.  She has a particular interest in disputed Wills, Trusts and Probate cases and debt recovery matters

Nathalie says: “It is important to me that my clients feel understood and supported throughout their case; I am non-judgmental and aim to alleviate the stress that litigation can bring by giving carefully considered, clear and realistic advice. I will always aim to resolve matters quickly and cost-effectively.”


“My case was passed to Nathalie who provided exceptional work… I was most impressed with her speed, directness, and honesty throughout the whole process. She was a pleasure to work with and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Wards/Nathalie to others and use their services again.”

Examples of her work include:

Contentious Wills, Trusts & Probate:

  • Assisting in claims arising out of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 where parties have not been provided for by the deceased or disinherited in their Will.
  • Dealing with executors and trustees who have breached their duties and not distributed Estate assets in the correct way.
  • Assisting with cases challenging the validity of Wills, such as on the basis of capacity or undue influence.
  • Assisting with claims where the true meaning and intention of clauses in a Will are disputed.
  • Helping in matters where someone claims that the deceased has made a promise to gift them certain assets upon their death, but has not included this gift in their Will.

Debt Recovery

  • I have successfully recovered debts owed to my clients where the debtors dispute the debt, in situations both with and without court proceedings. I have proceeded to successfully enforce the Judgment sum against the debtors.
  • Securing payment of undisputed debts and negotiating payment plans with debtors to ensure the debt is fully paid within a reasonable period.


Qualifications and Experience

  • LLB Law and European Study with Advanced Proficiency in German – University of Exeter, 2021
  • Studied international and comparative law at Bucerius Law School in  Hamburg, Germany, 2019/2020
  • Legal Practice Course – University of the West of England, 2022
  • Currently completing my Masters in Law (due to complete in September 2024), which includes writing a dissertation on law reform surrounding Wills and Probate disputes.
  • Trainee solicitor at Wards Solicitors LLP since July 2022.

Supervised by Elizabeth Fry