Sasha Wicks is a Chartered Legal Executive in the Disputed Wills, Trusts and Estates Team.
She joined the firm in 2005 working as a Paralegal before qualifying as a Chartered Legal Executive in September 2013. She advises private individuals in relation to all matters arising out of contentious Wills, Trusts and Estates and also in relation to contentious Court of Protection matters. Sasha frequently advises on the following:
- Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
- Challenges to the validity of a will
- Proprietary estoppel claims
- Executor/beneficiary disputes
- Challenges to lifetime gifts
- Construction/Rectification of a will
- Professional negligence.
In particular, Sasha specialises in advising clients on proprietary estoppel claims.
- Acting on a proprietary estoppel and farming partnership dispute relating to agricultural land which also involved issues relating to Agricultural Holdings Act and Agricultural Tenancies Act claims.
- Advising an adult child in relation to his claim against his late mother's estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
- Advising executors of an estate in relation to claims brought against a property in the estate by way of proprietary estoppel.