Sharon joined Moore & Tibbits’ Wills and Probate team in April 2022 having previously worked with Davidson Mahon Solicitors.
Having qualified as a solicitor in 2005, Sharon specialises in all aspects of will disputes. This includes providing advice to clients who are:
- Contesting/defending a Will or Codicil
- Challenging the validity of a Will or Codicil
- Lack of capacity claims
- Issues of undue influence
- Dealing with difficult executors or feuding beneficiaries
- Intestate estates
- Proprietary estoppel
- Claims for reasonable financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision of Family and Dependants) Act 1975
- Disputes over the administration or distribution of the deceased’s estate.
Sharon is a qualified Civil and Commercial Mediator and is a strong believer and advocate in mediating Contentious Probate Dispute at the earliest opportunity. Sharon encourages parties to settle where possible and appropriate, to avoid costly and emotionally draining court action.
With over 17 years’ experience Sharon also has wide ranging experience dealing with Wills, Powers of Attorney, Inheritance tax planning, Declarations of Trust, Deeds of Variations, Grant applications and Estate Administration.
Sharon is committed to providing high quality advice and in this regard is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). This is the top qualification for a Wills, Trust and Probate solicitor and provides reassurance to clients that we provide the highest level of knowledge and expertise. Sharon is also a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).