Amy is a senior associate in the Wills, Trust & Probate Disputes Team. Amy specialises solely in this type of work and has over 13 years of experience.
Amy regularly acts for private individuals as well as charities.
Whilst Amy can be robust in her approach, where appropriate, she is also committed to resolving disputes in a sensitive manner, as Amy is mindful that they can be difficult to manage emotionally as well as financially.
Notable work highlights
- Advising a mother in connection with defending a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975 against her late daughter’s estate by a lodger who claimed to have been in a husband/wife type relationship with the deceased. A confidential settlement was reached at mediation.
- Representing a son in a successful proprietary estoppel claim where the son had worked on his father’s farm for very low wages for much of his adult life in reliance of a promise made to him by his father that the farm would be left to him upon his father’s death. When the father died and his will failed to ensure that the promise was fulfilled, the son was forced to make a proprietary estoppel claim which succeeded in the High Court and was upheld by the Court of Appeal.
- Representing a daughter in connection with a challenge against the validity of her late mother’s will on the grounds of lack of testamentary capacity and lack of knowledge and approval. Compelling evidence was gathered, including expert reports from experts in the field of Old Age Psychiatry which cast significant doubt upon the deceased’s testamentary capacity and led to the party seeking to propound the will conceding (shortly before trial) that the will was indeed invalid.
- Successfully applying for the removal and substitution of executors that were unable to properly administer an estate.
What our clients say about Amy
“We feel that we have been heard, and consider ourselves to be fortunate in having had you as our chosen advocate during this time, and making an unwanted journey easier to overcome. We would absolutely recommend you, and Trethowans, to other folk.”
Mr and Mrs K
“Amy, you are a fantastic solicitor and I will be recommending you and your company in the future.”
“Thank you for the professional representation you provided in difficult circumstances, your patience, thoroughness and perseverance in a complex case was delivered in a calm, sensitive and competent manner, your communication was clear and prompt and the step by step costs involved in preparing our case were upfront and transparent. We believe that we were fortunate to have you on our side and wish you every success for the future.”
“Amy advised and assisted us when a claim was made against my late husband’s estate. She was quietly competent, discreet and sympathetic at a difficult time for our family.”