Debra Burton > Shakespeare Martineau LLP > Leicester, England > Lawyer Profile

Shakespeare Martineau LLP

Work Department

Contentious Probate




Debra is a specialist contentious trust and probate solicitor who advises on all areas of contentious trust and probate matters, representing private individuals, trusts and charities.

She  has an excellent reputation advising on all areas of contentious trust and probate including will challenges, 1975 Act claims, rectification claims and professional negligence. She adopts a sensitive yet practical approach to handling such disputes, advocating the use of alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation.

“Claims concerning estates and trusts can be a very emotive and distressing – I aim to make the process as easy as possible whilst seeking the best possible outcome for my clients. “

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

Shakespeare Martineau LLP has ‘great depth of knowledge and real specialisation’ in contentious trusts, and continues to be a sought after counsel for complex contested Court of Protection applications, executor and will disputes. Andrew Wilkinson is one of the leading partners in the region’ and undertakes complex legacy and trusts disputes involving cross border elements, worth up to £200m. Debra Burton is another integral member of the team; she specialises in inheritance disputes. Both partners act for a significant number of local charitable organisations.