Our Lawyers - Meet the legal team for Contesting Wills

Lee Dawkins

Lee qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and has been a litigation partner with Slee Blackwell Solicitors for almost 20 years. He specialises in Inheritance Act claims and executors disputes. Lee is also a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association and deals with claims against solicitors and other will writers for negligence in relation to will preparation.

You can contact Lee about contesting your will or bringing a professional negligence claim at lee.dawkins@sleeblackwell.co.uk

Naomi Ireson

Naomi has an in-depth knowledge of Contentious Probate, Court of Protection and Estate Administration, having specialised in these fields since qualifying. She has a particular interest in beneficial interest claims arising on the basis of a resulting trust, constructive trust or estoppel as well as related TOLATA proceedings. She is frequently instructed in claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, acting on behalf of claimants as well as defending such claims. Naomi is a firm advocate of Alternative Dispute Resolution, particularly mediation in which she has a particularly good success record. She is happy to act on a No Win, No Fee basis for many inheritance and contested probate cases.

You can contact Naomi about contesting a will and applying for Legal Aid / public funding at naomi.ireson@sleeblackwell.co.uk

Christopher Holten

Christopher has specialised in contested Will claims, inheritance disputes and contentious probate law since qualifying as a solicitor.  He is particularly skilled in dealing with disputes in which the validity of a Will is challenged  and testator capacity claims, having trained at a firm which specialised in all aspects of mental capacity law. Christopher is always happy to consider No Win - No Fee funding where it is suitable.