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ALEXANDRA HOUSE, ST JOHNS STREET, SALISBURY, SP1 2SB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01722 412412
Fax:
Fax 01722 411500
DX:
58003 SALISBURY 1
Email:
Web:
www.wilsonsllp.com
London, Salisbury

James Aspden

Tel:
Work 01722 427 677
Email:
Wilsons

Work Department

Wills & Trusts Disputes

Position

James is a partner and head of the Wills & Trusts Disputes team. James specialises in resolving trust and probate disputes. James' work ranges from claims concerning the validity and effect of wills, claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, undue influence and equitable claims, to actions by or against trustees of landed estates and international trust disputes. He regularly acts for clients in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Career

James read Law at Somerville College, Oxford then trained at Sharpe Pritchard in London.  He joined Henmans on qualification in 2002, and moved to Wilsons in June 2004.

Member

ACTAPS (The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists).
The Charity Law Association.


South West: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

James Aspden - Wilsons

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Wilsons¬†has an array of national charities on its client list. The firm represented Blue Cross, RSPB and RSPCA, successful appellants in Ilott v Mitson, in the first case the Supreme Court has ever considered regarding the Inheritance Act 1975. Team head James Aspden¬†is ‚Äėvery bright, diligent, sensible, and looks after his clients wonderfully‚Äô; he specialises in resolving high-value trust and probate disputes.¬†Charlotte Watts¬†is ‚Äėorganised, intelligent and gives amazingly clear and insightful advice‚Äô.¬†Fiona Campbell-White¬†advises on disputes involving legacies and disputes arising during the course of the administration of trusts and estates, with particular experience acting for charities.

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