Alison leads Sinclair Gibson’s contentious trust and estates team. She has extensive international and domestic experience acting for professional trustees and trust companies, executors and beneficiaries.
She has been appointed by the High Court to act as an executor in complex estates and in the Court of Protection to act as a deputy. She regularly acts as a litigation friend in disputes representing interests of minors.
Her practices onshore and offshore involves a diverse range of disputes involving trusts and estates, from applications for Public Trustee v Cooper approvals to issues involving breach of trust and disclosure of documents to probate disputes involving testamentary capacity issues and substantial 1975 Act claims.
Widely acknowledged as one of the leading sector commentators, Alison has co-authored ‘The Practitioner’s Guide to Contentious Trusts and Estates’ and is a co-editor of (and contributor to) ‘International Trust Disputes’ (first edition published by OUP in 2012 and second edition published in 2020).
Alison is a trained and accredited member with ADR Chambers, and has recently joined the panel of the London Chamber of Arbitration and Mediation (www.lcam.org.uk). Alison regularly accepts appointments as a mediator and firmly believes that mediation is often a cost-efficient and effective way in which to resolve family disputes.