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Birkett Long LLP

1 AMPHORA PLACE, SHEEPEN ROAD, COLCHESTER, CO3 3WG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01206 217300
Email:
Web:
www.birkettlong.co.uk
Basildon, Chelmsford, Colchester

Amanda Smallcombe

Tel:
Work 01206 217395
Email:
Web:
www.birkettlong.co.uk
Birkett Long LLP

Work Department

Will disputes
Court of protection
Trust & inheritance disputes

Position

PARTNER, HEAD OF COURT OF PROTECTION TEAM

Career

I joined Birkett Long in October 2000 as part of the Litigation team. I now deal with all types of will, trust and inheritance disputes, as well as disputes arising in the Court of Protection and lead our specialist team in this area. I was made Partner on 1 June 2011.

Member

I am a full member of the Association of Contentious Probate and Trusts Specialists, having completed the ACTAPS diploma. Adrian Livesley and I are 2 of only a handful of lawyers in the region who are members of the association.


South East: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Clients of Birkett Long LLP single out its contentious trusts and probate practice for its combination of 'a high level of professionalism with empathy and consideration', with practice head Amanda Smallcombe attracting praise for her 'pragmatism, knowledge and realistic negotiating style'. The team's experience covers the full range of inheritance disputes, including claims under the Inheritance Act, claims concerning breach of trust, unauthorised spending, and undue influence, and estoppel claims. Smallcombe recently acted as the litigation friend to minor children, while John Fawcett acted for the applicant in a case contesting the validity of a Health and Welfare LPA with cross application relating to the applicant’s suitability to act as attorney under an EPA.

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