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Ann Stanyer

Wedlake Bell LLP

Work Department

Private client.

Position

Partner specialising in wills, trusts, probate and estate planning for high-net-worth clients. Involved in multi-million-pound trust and probate litigation, contentious probate administration, heritage asset advice and mental incapacity work. Notary Public since 2001.

Career

Ann joined Wedlake Bell LLP from Cumberland Ellis when the firms merged in April 2012.

Ann graduated from Durham University in 1981. She headed up Private Client at Hyde Mahon Bridges and moved to Cumberland Ellis in 2008 as the partner in charge of the Private Client Department.

Languages

French.

Member

Ann is a member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP), the STEP special interest group on Mental Capacity, Solicitors for the Elderly and the Notaries Society. She recently was awarded the SFE Older Client Care in Practice award.

Education

Rye St Antony School, Oxford; St Aidan’s College, Durham University; Law College Chancery Lane and Nottingham Trent (CPE/finals).

Leisure

Sailing, cross-country skiing and walking her dogs.


London: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Wedlake Bell LLP handles the full range of contentious matters for UK and international clients. It has particular expertise in variation of trust applications and Court of Protection matters. Ann Stanyer focuses on elder law and elder financial abuse matters. Head of team Andrew O’Keeffe is highly recommended and specialises in contentious probate matters. O’Keeffe has extensive experience in disputes involving breach of trust, the administration of estates and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. The group acts for both lower-level high-net-worth individuals to ultra-high-net-worth billionaires. The team has been expanding at a more junior level too. It is one to watch.

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