Rebecca is a member of the firm’s specialist Contentious Trusts & Estates team.
She has a focus on contentious Court of Protection work (dealing with applications in relation to the actions of deputies and attorneys as well as contested statutory will proceedings), disputed will claims and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
Rebecca acts for private individuals (both claimants and defendants) and charities. She also advises executors and trustees in relation to their duties and beneficiaries in relation to their rights.
She has a background in private client work, and regularly assists clients who require assistance with the progression of estates where issues have arisen between the beneficiaries and the executors.
Rebecca is admitted to practise in England and Wales.
- Successfully removing an Attorney appointed under both Property & Affairs and Health & Welfare Lasting Powers of Attorney following concerns being raised by the child of P as to the care of P and the misappropriation of funds by the Attorney
- Achieving a successful settlement for a claimant adult child who was disinherited from his mother’s estate, who brought a claim against the estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
- Defending challenges to wills on the grounds of lack of testamentary capacity where the testator had been suffering from dementia, delusions, personality change following suffering a brain tumour and other complex neurological damage/disease
- Undertaking tracing exercises post death in order to identify financial abuse during lifetime, or to extract assets wrongly forming part of the Deceased’s estate