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Russell-Cooke LLP

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Alison Regan

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Russell-Cooke LLP

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Trust and Estate disputes


Partner specialising in contentious trust and succession disputes including will and probate disputes, rectification and construction applications, Family Provision claims, applications to remove or replace personal representatives and trustees and litigation relating to the administration of trusts and estates. Also deals with contentious Court of Protection applications and professional negligence claims pertaining to wills, trusts and estates.


Trained Russell-Cooke; qualified (commercial litigation) 2002; began contentious trust and estate work 2005; partner 2010.


ACTAPS (Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Solicitors); full member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners); CEDR-accredited mediator.


St Catherine’s Convent, Johannesburg; University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (2(1)); College of Law, London (LPC distinction).

London: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Alison Regan - Russell-Cooke LLP

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Russell-Cooke LLP is β€˜very highly regarded and well equipped to deal with all issues. It has some excellent practitioners and is handling many of the more sizeable, complex and high-profile matters out there’. The β€˜very practical’ Alison Regan heads the team and β€˜gets on top of the facts incredibly quickly while never losing sight of the bigger picture’. Richard Frimston is β€˜technically superb’, and the β€˜very knowledgeable’ Gareth Ledsham is β€˜great with clients’. Among the associates, Hannah Mantle is β€˜a rising star’ who is β€˜very bright and offers clear and precise advice’; the β€˜no-nonsense’ Emma Saunders β€˜identifies and deals effectively and efficiently with the issues and the other side’; and Andrew Morgan is β€˜very approachable and proactive, with great attention to detail’. The group is experienced in handling complex disputes involving cross-border estates as well as acting for professional administrators in contentious estates.

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