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Alex Giles is focused, organised, efficient, and has a calm manner that is effective with clients.

Legal 500 2024

Alexandra Giles is a solicitor specialising in trusts and estates disputes.

Alexandra Giles advises individuals, beneficiaries and trustees, as both claimants and defendants, in a full range of trusts and estates disputes.  

Her practice encompasses acting in claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, challenges to the validity of wills, promissory estoppel claims, breach of trust claims and the removal of executors and trustees. 

Alexandra also advises on disputed Court of Protection applications, including the appointment and removal of deputies or attorneys, management disputes, and statutory will applications. 

She understands the emotional difficulty clients can face dealing with private wealth disputes.  She is compassionate, whilst providing an analytical and pragmatic focus to resolving her clients' disputes. 

Recent work
  • Acted on behalf of beneficiaries to successfully remove executors who had been delaying administration of the parent's estate for over six years.
  • Advised a personal representative in a settlement with neighbours of the deceased who claimed adverse possession in relation to the estate property to avoid the estate becoming insolvent. 
  • Acted for an adult child in a dispute over parent's capacity to make a will and manage their high-value property and affairs, and the subsequent appointment of a Deputy and execution of a statutory will. 
Did you know
Alexandra's favourite thing to eat is a Salvadorian pupusa. 


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