Expertise

Judith acts on a range of disputes relating to wills and probate, including questions of undue influence, lack of capacity, want of knowledge and approval and fraudulent calumny. She is familiar with both bringing and defending claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act.

She also advises trustees and beneficiaries in the resolution of issues arising from the administration of trusts, including the removal of trustees, applications for directions, and fee disputes.

Judith has acted as London agent on a number of appeals to the Privy Council from jurisdictions including Bermuda, Trinidad and Tobago and the British Virgin Islands.

She has experience of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation.

Experience

Judith’s recent experience includes:

Career

Judith studied music at Cambridge University. She trained at Farrer & Co and spent three years at BDB Pitmans before joining Stewarts in 2021.

Accreditations and Memberships

Judith is a student member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists. She is also a member of ConTrA, the Contentious Trusts Association.

Publications

‘Testamentary capacity: Goodfellow for our times’, Trusts and Estates Law & Tax Journal (July/August 2021 #225)