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Judith was called to the Bar in 1987. Her practice encompasses a wide range of chancery law with a particular specialisation in trusts.
As a barrister, Judith is consistently recommended as a leading junior in legal professional directories where comments have included “cuts through the technical stuff” “very easy with the clients as she’s approachable, empathetic and down-to-earth” “very nice to work with, very calm, and someone who gives very clear advice” “thorough and practical approach to problem solving” “excellent”, “always plays a pivotal role in the outcome of any case” “first-class”, and “extremely bright”.
Judith qualified as a mediator in 2011 and has been involved as a mediator in more than a dozen chancery and commercial cases since then, including multi-party disputes.
Cases in which Judith has acted as mediator include:
- A dispute about the ownership of a joint life insurance policy in the context of an intestate estate.
- Various claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
- A dispute between two deadlocked directors of a media company who wished to part company.
- A claim against company directors for breach of duty in relation to the purchase of a property.
- Claims against solicitors for negligence in drafting wills.
- A dispute about testamentary capacity.
- A dispute about ownership of a factory involving allegations of fraud.
- A breach of contract claim in relation to the provision of services in the education sector.
- A dispute about ownership of a joint bank account.
Although Judith is based in London she is more than happy to travel to mediations for the convenience of the parties, whether in the UK or abroad. She has mediated disputes in Guernsey and Greece.
Judith is a member of the Chancery Bar Association, the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP) and the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).