Rebecca is an Associate in the Disputed Wills and Trusts Team and specialises in trust and probate disputes.
Rebecca is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. Rebecca advises private individuals, charities and trustees in relation to all aspects of contentious trust and estate administrations, including will disputes and Inheritance Act claims, legacy disputes and claims for the removal of executors and trustees. She also advises on contentious Court of Protection matters.
She frequently advises on challenges to the validity of a will, proprietary estoppel claims, executor/beneficiary disputes, challenges to lifetime gifts, construction/rectification of a will and related professional negligence claims.
- Private client: Advising an adult child beneficiary in relation to a claim brought against her late mother's estate by her late mother's long-term partner under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
- Private client: Advising executors of an estate in relation to claims brought against the estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and by way of Promissory Estoppel.
- Private client: Assisting with a contested Court of Protection matter regarding the mental capacity of the parties father to carry out certain financial transactions.
- Private client: Advising adult children beneficiaries in relation to a claim brought by their sister against the estate of their late father, in which their sister claims that their father made a gift to her of the majority of the assets in the estate (worth approximately £3 million) by Donatio Mortis Causa (i.e. a "deathbed gift").
- Private client: Advising a beneficiary of a lifetime gift in relation to a claim by the Executors challenging the terms of the