Laura is a Partner who specialises in the area of disputed wills, trusts and probate. Laura is regularly instructed by charities, executors, trustees and beneficiaries in relation to the challenge of wills/trusts, disputes between executors/trustees and beneficiaries, claims for reasonable financial provision, court of protection proceedings and professional negligence claims. In 2018 Laura was recognised as a specialist in the field of contentious probate and trusts when she was accepted as a member of ACTAPS (the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists). Laura is also a member of the Court of Protection Practitioners Association (CoPPa).

Laura has experience dealing with all types of dispute in this area, including;

  • Disputes between executors/trustees and beneficiaries (including applications for removal and claims for breach of duty).
  • Challenges in relation to the validity of a will (formality, testamentary capacity, knowledge and approval, undue influence and fraud).
  • Varying or setting aside a trust based on mistake, misrepresentation or fraud.
  • Claims under the Inheritance Act 1975.
  • Actions of an attorney pre-death and the dissipation of assets.
  • Rectification of wills.
  • Burial disputes.
  • Related professional negligence and property claims.

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"Laura is an effective and diligent lawyer who is unafraid to push her clients’ case in order to reach the best outcomes."

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"Laura’s attention to detail is second to none and her friendly, efficient and thorough handling of my case resulted in a far better outcome than I had ever hoped for."

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