I joined Smith Partnership as a Trainee Solicitor in November 2010, after successfully completing the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice course at Nottingham Law School.
In October 2012, I joined the Dispute Resolution team as a newly-qualified Solicitor, and three years later, in 2015, I was promoted to Associate. In January 2019, I was made Partner.
I specialise in Contentious Trusts and Probate cases. Since 2016, I have headed up the Contentious Trusts and Probate team, and I am a member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (“ACTAPS”).
I deal with a variety of different cases, including disputes over the administration of trusts and estates; challenging the validity of wills; disputes relating to the ownership and occupation of land; and, claims for reasonable financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
Jak at a glance
2010: Joins Smith Partnership as a Trainee Solicitor
2012: Qualifies as a Solicitor
2015: Promoted to Associate
2016: Heads up the Contentious Trusts & Probate Department
2018: Became member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists