Victoria Riddleston shortlisted for Women in Law Awards 2021
We are proud to announce that one of our Senior Associate Solicitors, Victoria Riddleston, has been shortlisted for the Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Awards 2021. The results are due to be announced on Monday 12th April.
The Women in Law Awards are a global celebration of excellence in the profession across private practice, the public sector, commerce and industry, and the Bar. Traditionally, the legal industry has been male-dominated and so the team at Lawyer Monthly aim to “unveil the hidden female talent and recognise the struggles they have overcome in order to be the best for their clients, whilst marking their footprint in the legal sector.”
Since joining Ellis Jones 5 years ago, Victoria has been instrumental in the continued growth of the Contentious Trust and Probate team and Court of Protection team, and was a founding member of the firm’s Charity department. She was promoted to a Senior Associate Solicitor in 2020.
Victoria has specialised in Contentious Trust and Probate matters since her qualification in September 2012 and advises on a wide range of claims including claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, lack of capacity, undue influence (both claims relating to Wills and to lifetime gifts), fraudulent calumny, claims to recover unauthorised lifetime gifts, rectification claims, lack of knowledge and approval claims, lack of due execution and claims against executors and trustees. She also advises on contentious Court of Protection claims.
Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Guide have named Victoria as an ‘Associate to Watch’ for Private Wealth Dispute (The South) for the last three years. She is described by a client to have “the knowledge and tenacity to handle that situation robustly and assert our rights appropriately”. Another describes her as being “approachable”, “proactive” and as having “a sound knowledge of wills and probate disputes”.
Victoria has also been personally recommended in the Legal 500 for Contentious Trust and Probate, for Commercial Litigation and Court of Protection work, being described as “an excellent, clear thinking litigator whose advice to clients is thorough but readily intelligible”, a “very good lawyer, who really knows her stuff, but also has an excellent client manner” and “meticulous”. Additionally, Victoria was shortlisted as a finalist for ‘Lawyer of Year’ at the Dorset Legal Awards 2019.
Victoria is a full member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS), a member of the Charity Law Association (CLA) and a member of the Institute of Legacy Management (ILM).
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