Nicola Phillipson TEP

Year of call 1999


Nicola is recognised as a Leading Junior by the Legal 500 for her chancery practice which 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


  • 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


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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Very conscientious and provides sound advice’

Legal 500 (2019)

'Highly experienced in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.'

Legal 500 (2020)