Legal 500 2023
Naomi O’Higgins is a hugely experienced litigator. She is a strong team leader and sets by example in the effort she gives each and every case. She is incredibly pleasant to work with and very tough to be against.
Naomi is Head of our Trusts and Estates Disputes practice. She supports clients across a range of trusts disputes including breach of trust claims and trustee/beneficiary disputes. She has particular experience of litigation with cross-border elements working with lawyers in offshore jurisdictions. She additionally advises on non-contentious trusts related applications.
She acts for clients on inheritance disputes including challenges to the validity of wills, removal of executors and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
Naomi works with clients on Court of Protection matters such as statutory wills, disputes regarding the appointments or actions of attorneys, as well as, other cases concerning people lacking capacity to manage their own affairs.
She is a private client solicitor who specialises in litigation. This means that she takes a practical and empathetic approach to advising clients facing difficult, often emotional, challenges.
Naomi works alongside colleagues in the firm's Private Client and Family teams on complex multi-jurisdictional issues. She has litigated in a number of foreign/offshore jurisdictions including, the Channel Islands, the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, the Bahamas and Switzerland and has excellent relationships with firms in those and the other major offshore jurisdictions.
Naomi is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).
She is dual qualified having been admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Ireland in 2017.
Naomi is a distant descendant of the liberator of Chile, Bernardo O'Higgins, and follows the fortunes of the Chilean football team, O'Higgins FC, from afar! Closer to home, she supports Arsenal FC.
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