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Ashton Davies

Partner

Biography

Ashton specialises in claims involving trusts and estates and acts for professional and lay trustees, executors, attorneys, deputies and beneficiaries.

He provides clear and practical advice so as to resolve disputes as expeditiously, sensitively and cost effectively as possible for the benefit of his clients who include private individuals, charities, and those in the financial services industry.

Expertise

Ashton’s case load covers a wide variety of issues including but not limited to: challenges to the validity of wills; 1975 Inheritance Act Claims; financial abuse of the elderly and / or the vulnerable by attorneys and / or deputies; misappropriation of estate / trust assets; claims for construction / rectification and applications for  removal of trustees / executors. The estates and trusts involved range in value from several hundred thousand to multi millions of pounds.

Ashton is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and the STEP Special Interest Group for Contentious Trust & Probate. He has had various articles published in the legal press

  • Background: Prior to joining Adams & Remers Ashton was a senior member of the Contentious Trust & Probate Team at a Top 100 Law Firm, twice shortlisted for the STEP Contentious Trust & Probate Team of the year
  • Recent Transactions: 
    •  Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act Claims:-
      • Acted for the Claimant, the widower of a property investor with a multi-million pound portfolio to secure substantial provision
      • Acted for the Claimant, the elderly cohabitant of a millionaire farmer to secure further reasonable provision from the estate
      • Acted for the Defendant beneficiary of a multi-million pound estate against a 75 Inheritance Act claim by widow
    •  Acted for the Claimant in a successfully resolving claim regarding rectification of a Trust Deed affecting the client’s interest in his own home
    •  Acted for disappointed beneficiary in successfully resolving claim to ensure the fulfilment of the deceased’s clear testamentary intentions after the failure of the will drafter to ensure execution of a will before death
    • Acted for executors of substantial estate in successfully recovering in full, the entire value of the deceased’s assets previously misappropriated by the Attorney

 

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