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 also familiar with both bringing and defending claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act.

She also acts for trustees and beneficiaries in the resolution of disputes arising from trusts, often with an international aspect.

Judith has experience of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation.

Experience

Judith’s recent experience includes:

  • Acting for a defendant to a long-running and acrimonious Inheritance Act claim
  • Advising the trustees of an art trust in respect of an application for directions and Beddoe relief
  • A successful application to the High Court for rectification of a trust deed

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)