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City-trained Louise is a consultant in Keystone’s Dispute Resolution team and advises on a range of contentious trust and probate matters including Inheritance Act claims and trust litigation. In addition, her extensive commercial expertise means that she is often called upon to deal with professional negligence issues arising out of contentious trust and probate matters.

Louise often advises beneficiaries on claims brought by surviving spouses and co-habitees, adult and minor children, and other dependants and has acted for executors facing such claims. She has also advised testators at the will-drafting stage on considerations to avoid a potential claim in the future, and has advised clients as to whether a will is invalid as a result of the deceased’s lack of testamentary capacity, their lack of knowledge and approval, undue influence exerted by third parties, fraud, lack of due execution, and revocation.

In addition to advising private individuals, Louise also advises commercial clients on a wide range of contractual disputes including breach of agency agreements, shareholder agreements and partnership disputes, and has extensive experience in professional negligence claims against surveyors, financial advisors, solicitors and professional trustees.

Louise is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).

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