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Amy Williams

Partner, Litigation

+44 (0) 20 7539 4732 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Person name and details

Amy works in the litigation department, as part of the contentious trust and estates team, after training at the firm and qualifying in February 2015. She acts on a range of disputes relating to wills and probate, including questions of undue influence, lack of capacity and want of knowledge and approval. She is familiar with both bringing and defending claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act with resolution via mediation or in the Court. She advises trustees and beneficiaries in the resolution of issues arising from the administration of trusts, including the removal of trustees, applications for directions, and fee disputes. She also has experience of applications to the Court of Protection.


Amy graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in history. She went on to complete the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course at BBP in London. She furthered her legal studies at BPP in the areas of international business law and pre-nuptial agreements, obtaining an LLM (PLP) with Distinction.

Memberships and Accreditations

Amy is a member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists. She is also a member of ConTrA, the Contentious Trusts Association.

Recent Experiences

• Acting for the executor and trustee defendants to an Inheritance Act claim brought by a widow in defending an argument for a nuptial settlement.

• Acting for the applicants to a variation of trusts application to extend the perpetuity period of a trust and update the terms of the trust to include future generations.

• Liaising with professional trustees to improve communications with our beneficiary client to avoid the need for further action.

• Advising on the settlement of an Inheritance Act claim under CPR Part 36 and the subsequent costs consequences.

• Advising siblings in relation to their beneficial interest in their grandmother’s estate with testamentary documents with disputed validity and intimated Inheritance Act claims by elderly relatives.

• Applications to the Court of Protection for deputyship and safeguarding.

Publications / Articles

‘A more realistic view – the English courts respond to globalisation’ by Amy Williams and Hannah Southon published by ThoughtLeaders4

Private Client Magazine



28 November 2022


23 February 2021


16 July 2020

“…the associate Amy Williams is also very good” and is part of “a top tier team who provide a Rolls Royce service” – The Legal 500 (2023)