Lorraine is a member of our Will and Trust Disputes team. She qualified in 2009 and now specialises in this area alongside contentious Court of Protection.
In respect of Will and Trust Disputes, she acts for trustees, executors, charities and beneficiaries in domestic and international claims. She advises on disputes between beneficiaries / trustees / executors / third parties including the removal of trustees and executors, Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claims, proprietary estoppel, constructive trusts, and challenges to charity legacies. She also advises on professional negligence claims in these areas.
In Court of Protection cases, she advises on those of a more contentious nature such as the removal of a deputy or challenges to gifts made to a carer.
Prior to becoming a solicitor, she interned at the Family Division of the Legal Aid Society, Brooklyn and obtained a diploma in French law while on Erasmus in Poitiers.
Recognised as a Next Generation Lawyer and described as ‘a rising star,’ ‘friendly, efficient and a very safe pair of hands.’ Legal 500 UK 2017
‘One to watch.’ The Private Client Global Elite 2017
Lorraine is ‘extremely thorough.’ Legal 500 UK 2016
- Butler & Anor v Butler & Anor  EWHC 1793 (Ch): Application under s.188 Law of Property Act 1925 for division of a vast collection of Chinese Porcelain amassed by Sir Michael Butler and gifted in equal undivided shares to his four adult children.
Memberships and professional bodies
- Co-author with Geoff Kertesz of Should the Law of Wills Change to Respond to Modernisation? (LexisNexis PSL, August 2017)
- Co-author with Nicholas Holland of Ripe for Further Reform (STEP Journal, July 2014)