Polly Stephenson > Ashtons Legal > Ipswich IP4, England > Lawyer Profile

Ashtons Legal
WATERFRONT HOUSE
WHERRY QUAY
IPSWICH
IP4 1AS
England

Work Department

Commercial Litigation

Position

Partner

Career

Polly trained at Ashtons and qualified in 2001.
Polly was made a partner in 2012.

Polly trained in general litigation before deciding that she would like to focus on contentious probate and disputed trusts, as well as professional negligence.

Polly has advised in several multi-million pound contentious trusts and probate disputes, acting for both claimant beneficiaries and defendant trustees, executors and beneficiaries. Polly advises in respect of claims involving the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, breach of trust, potentially invalid wills, testamentary capacity, allegations of lack of knowledge and approval, undue influence, contentious Court of Protection applications, kin enquiries and devastavit.

Languages

English

Memberships

Member of STEP and of ACTAPS

Education

University of Liverpool English and History BA (Hons) 1994
STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes – Distinction

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

Partner and ACTAPS member Polly Stephenson leads the inheritance disputes practice at Ashtons Legal in Ipswich, which handles contentious trusts, Inheritance Act 1975 claims, wills and probate disputes, kin enquiries and related professional negligence claims on behalf of executors and trustees, claimants and defendants. The firm’s caseload ranges from small to multimillion-pound estates. Solicitor Bee Belby has a particular focus on cases for clients in the agricultural sector.