Amy Croxford

Associate

“Amy advised and assisted us when a claim was made against my late husband’s estate. She was quietly competent, discreet and sympathetic at a difficult time for our family.”

Client

Amy specialises in resolving trust and probate disputes, including challenges to wills and lifetime gifts, breach of trust claims, claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, issues arising in the administration of trusts and estates, disputes between co-owners of property and claims based in undue influence, fraud/forgery, proprietary estoppel, professional negligence and contentious Court of Protection work.

Amy listens to her clients’ aims and objectives and attempts to facilitate the best possible outcome for them, often by way of negotiation or mediation. When advising clients, Amy avoids legal jargon and explains the issues in a clear and concise manner, with an emphasis on the practical implications.

Amy joined Wilsons in September 2014 having developed her practice with a leading firm in the North of England since her qualification in 2009.

Recent highlights

  • Acted for the successful Claimant in the case of Suggitt –v- Suggitt [2012] EWCA Civ 1140, who as a result received an award worth over £2 million from his father’s estate.
  • Acted for the winning Claimants in the case of Ketteringham –v- Hardy [2011] EWHC 162 (Ch), representing executors who successfully argued that the estate for which they were responsible was not liable to account for loss in respect of negative equity following the sale of a property.
  • Brought a successful application to remove and replace executors, where relations had broken down between them and after 6 years they had failed to administer the estate.
  • Secured a substantial cash settlement of a hard fought claim against a professional solicitor attorney for failure to disclose a donor’s medical condition before taking out insurance linked to a high risk investment.

Amy is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust & Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).

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