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Elizabeth Barclay is a 'hardworking solicitor who is excellent at managing clients'.

Contentious Trusts and Probate – London, Legal 500 2018

Lizzie specialises in trusts and estates disputes. She also advises clients on Court of Protection issues.

Lizzie assists with a wide range of disputes which are typically complex and often have an international element. She helps clients involved in high-value private wealth disputes together with advising on Court of Protection issues.  

Lizzie is a strong advocate of Alternative Dispute Resolution and will always look at this option as a way of settling a claim when appropriate.

She has successfully completed year one of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) education course.

Lizzie is a member of ConTrA, a network for contentious trust associates. 

Recent work
  • As part of the legal team acting for the independent trustee solving complex issues of corporate and trust governance and directorial responsibility to implement a court approved sanction for a longstanding contentious trust dispute.
  • Assisting on a matter acting for the trustee of a significant family trust. Advising on a claim for breach of trust against another trustee and numerous disclosure applications have been brought.
  • Advising on claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
  • Part of the legal team advising the executrix of an estate as a consequence of the deceased's children alleging their late father's last Will was invalid. As a result of ADR, a complex settlement agreement dealing with succession to assets in various jurisdictions was achieved resulting in a highly favourable financial award for the client.
  • Lizzie is quoted in Legal 500 2108 for Contentious Trusts and Probate, London. She is described as a "hardworking solicitor who is excellent at managing clients".
  • Lizzie received the Citywealth Future Leaders bronze award for 'Lawyer of the Year, Contentious Trusts' in 2017.
Did you know
In her spare time Lizzie enjoys competing in running races, usually involving a muddy element.


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