Naomi O'Higgins is an expert in trusts and estates disputes, as well as, Court of Protection work. Much of her caseload has an international element.
Naomi is a partner in the firm's leading 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.
Naomi also advises 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 lawyer who specialises in litigation. This means that she has a practical and empathetic approach in advising clients facing difficult, often emotional, challenges.
Naomi often 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 Bahamas, and Switzerland and has excellent relationships with firms in those and the other major offshore jurisdictions.
Naomi and her colleagues in Howard Kennedy's Trusts and Estates Disputes practice are recognised as leading experts in their field and as such they are regular speakers at conferences both in London and abroad.
Naomi is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS), the STEP Contentious Trusts and Estates and Mental Capacity Special Interest Groups, and the Law Society Probate Section. She is dual qualified having been admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Ireland in 2017.
Naomi leads the firm's Charity Committee.