Private disputes arising from a death of relative or the decline and loss of an individual’s mental capacity are naturally extremely emotional and stressful for clients. I strive to guide clients through the dispute in a calm and considerate manner whilst clearly explaining their legal position.
Tiggy joined Russell-Cooke in 2023. She advises on challenges brought against a deceased’s estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 for reasonable financial provision, as well as claims challenging the validity of wills. She also advises on disputes arising during the administration of trusts and estates.
Tiggy also has experience advising on contentious capacity and Court of Protection matters.
- Will challenge: advised the beneficiaries and executors of an estate where their sibling was challenging the validity of the deceased’s will on the grounds of lack of capacity, lack of due execution and lack of want and knowledge and approval due to the deceased’s alleged limited English
- Probate dispute: guided and advised an executor through the administration of his mother’s estate with continual disputes arising between him and his co-executor/brother
- Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claims: advised adult children who were the sole beneficiaries and executors of their father’s estate against a claim brought by their father’s partner, who was also obstructive in the administration of the estate
- Funeral disputes: advised executors in relation to a highly contentious dispute between the children of the deceased over funeral arrangements and the ashes
- Advising clients and non-contentious private client solicitors on potential issues or claims which may arise from the execution of a new will
- Court of Protection dispute: successfully defended an attorney from an application to remove her as her mother’s sole attorney by a sibling
- Trusts of land: through mediation, I acted in a matter where we successfully negotiated our client’s beneficial interest in a property, which they had paid money towards but were not a registered owner
- Associate member of ACTAPS (Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists)
- Member of COPPA (Association for Court of Protection solicitors)
- Read history of art at the University of Leeds, graduating with a 2.1 BA(Hons)
- Subsequently studied for her GDL at BPP University and her LPC at the University of Law in London, passing with distinction