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Jesamine Somerville
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Jesamine Somerville

Solicitor
Dispute Resolution

My Approach

To provide a personal approach in supporting the individual through the oftentimes tricky waters of the legal practice and procedure applicable to their issue(s). To give practical advice appropriate to the issues and find the best possible resolution.

Areas of Expertise

  • Contentious Wills, Trusts and Probate issues to include:
    • Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 Claims
    • Challenges to Wills based on:
      • Validity
      • Lack of capacity
      • Lack of knowledge and approval
      • Undue Influence
    • Executor and Trustee disputes
    • Proprietary Estoppel
  • Court of Protection issues including:
    • Statutory Will applications
    • Concerns regarding attorneys and deputies

Recent Work Includes:

  • Various claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
  • A statutory Will application to reverse a significant change in testamentary intention while testamentary capacity was likely to be absent.
  • A dispute between executors in relation to a potential disposal at an undervalue of their late parents’ property, as well as the value of their numerous chattels.
  • The merits of a claim to challenge a Will due to potential lack of capacity and undue influence.

Professional Qualifications & Associations

  • Recommended Department by The Legal 500 (UK 2020) for Contentious Trusts and Probate and Commercial Litigation
  • Recommended Court of Protection team in The Legal 500, noted for its “firm grasp” of Court of Protection practice and procedure
  • Recommended Department by The Legal 500 (UK 2019) for Contentious Trusts and Probate and Commercial Litigation.
  • Recommended Department by The Legal 500 (UK 2018) for Commercial Litigation and Contentious Trusts & Probate
  • Recommended Department by The Legal 500 (UK 2017) for Commercial Litigation and Contentious Trusts & Probate - being described as 'Streets ahead'
  • LPC PgDip in Legal Practice with Distinction from the University of Law
  • LLB (Hons) Law Degree from Bournemouth University

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