Barrister

Nicola Phillipson TEP

Year of call 1999

CC&P

Nicola’s practice includes Contentious Probate and Inheritance Act Claims.  Nicola also has experience of cases where one of the parties lacks capacity, and accepts instructions involving the Court of Protection.

Areas of Expertise

Probate

  • Construction and interpretation of wills
  • Rectification Testamentary capacity
  • Undue influence, fraudulent calumny, knowledge and approval
  • Statutory wills
  • Actions against Executors
  •  Pronouncements for and against wills in solemn form
  • Mutual wills
  •  Administration of Estates Intestacy Proceedings under CPR64
  •  Professional negligence within the above areas

Inheritance Act

Nicola regularly advises and acts for Applicants, Beneficiaries, and Executors in claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975

Seminars 

Habeas Corpse - who controls the body.  A seminar looking at disputes arising over the body after death. 

A declaration of death - when, why and how to presume death.  A seminar looking at the law relating to the presumption of death act 2013

Who's the Daddy - DNA testing in the chancery court. 

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Testimonials

"Highly knowledgeable, pragmatic and down to earth."

Legal 500 (2015)

‘An expert in housing cases.’

Legal 500 (2016)