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Stewarts Law LLP
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Work Department

Trust and Probate Litigation


Jemma specialises in bringing and defending estate and trust related claims, acting for beneficiaries, trustees and personal representatives. Jemma was recognised as one of eprivateclient’s Top 35 Under 35 private client practitioners in 2019 and a Rising Star in Contentious Trusts and Probate in The Legal 500 rankings.

Jemma advises on a broad range of trust related actions, including trustee-beneficiary disputes, applications for the removal of trustees and complex restructurings, for UK-based and offshore trusts. Jemma also assists with the resolution of estate related disputes, including claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

Acting in a reported case in 2019 for the litigation friend appointed on behalf of a legitimated child, in which the court approved a proposed appointment for the benefit of the child in question. Anonymity was successfully obtained in the application due to sensitive information about the family’s wealth and the child’s legitimacy


Jemma read Law at Queen Mary University, London and graduated the Legal Practice Course with distinction from BPP Law School in Holborn in 2011. Jemma completed her training contract at Wilsons Solicitors, qualifying into the firm’s London office in 2015. From there, Jemma joined Wedlake Bell in 2018 before moving to Stewarts in 2021.


  • eprivateclient’s Top 35 Under 35, 2019
  • Legal 500 Rising Star in Contentious Trusts and Probate
  • Member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Solicitors (ACTAPS)


Jemma enjoys yoga, cooking and hosting dinner parties with friends.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

(Rising stars)

Jemma GoddardStewarts Law LLP

Spearheaded by James Price, Stewarts Law LLP has ‘a genuine personal touch and really tough fighters’ who are ‘unrelenting in the pursuit of the client’s cause’. It is known, both domestically and internationally, for its expertise in complex, large-scale and often high-profile trust, probate and capacity disputes both in England and other major jurisdictions. Geoff Kertesz is another leading member of the group who is frequently instructed in substantial trust and probate disputes in the UK, and in other countries such as Bermuda, BVI and the Cayman Islands. Emma Holland has a keen focus on probate disputes where there are conflicts of private international law, as well as disputes about capacity. Marcus Parker is another key figure. Senior associate, Jemma Goddard is adept at handling a broad range of trust related actions, as well as assisting in the resolution of estate related disputes. Luca Del Panta is also well-regarded.