Kerry is a Solicitor and Legal Director in the Disputed Wills, Trusts and Estates Team.
She advises private individuals, charities and trustees in relation to all matters arising out of contentious Wills, Trusts and Estates. In addition, Kerry also advises clients in relation to contentious Court of Protection matters.
Kerry works closely with a number of specialist teams across the firm including the Trusts and Estates Team, to deliver a seamless service to clients.
Kerry regularly advises clients in relation to: challenges to the validity of a Will or Trust Instrument; Will construction and rectification claims and claims against personal representatives and trustees regarding their performance, including applications for their removal and replacement.
Kerry also frequently advises on claims for financial provision from an estate pursuant to the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975; Proprietary estoppel claims; Claims in relation to lifetime transactions on the basis that they are void for lack of capacity, undue influence or fraud and professional negligence claims relating to trusts and estates.
Kerry regularly delivers training on the latest developments in the sector and is an accomplished conference speaker. Externally, Kerry is recognised by Legal 500 and it is commented that she is 'experienced and gutsy'. Kerry is also a full member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists ("ACTAPS").
- Advising a national charity in relation to a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 by the Deceased's adult child.
- Acting on behalf of a residuary beneficiary in relation to a probate action which included allegations of fraud and undue influence surrounding the preparation and execution of the Deceased's Will.
- Acting on behalf of the Deceased's disabled Wife in relation to a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 in an estate worth in excess of £3 million. The matter also included a successful application to bring the claim out of time.
- Acting on behalf of an executor in relation to an application to remove a co-executor.
- Acting on behalf of the Deputies of a Protected Person in connection with a claim against a family member for the misappropriation of the Protected Persons assets.
- Acting on behalf of the beneficiaries in a complex breach of trust action which involved assets in multiple jurisdictions.