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Josh is an associate in the contentious private client team. He acts for companies, trusts, charities and individuals in a wide range of domestic and international trust and estate disputes.

His role includes advising on claims arising out of disputed wills, breach of trust, the administration of estates, proprietary estoppel, professional negligence, and under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

Josh joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in March 2023 after qualifying at a leading regional firm. Prior to this, he worked as a paralegal in a top-ranked contentious trusts and estates team in London.

Recent work highlights

  • Assisting the executors and beneficiaries of an estate worth circa £100 million in relation to claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
  • Assisting the beneficiaries of an estate in relation to a property ownership dispute involving five London properties and allegations of fraud dating back 20 years.
  • Assisting in proceedings to enforce a judgment debt in excess of £40 million against an associate of the debtor and a company held within a trust settled by the associate (Kea v Ivory Castle Limited [2020]).
  • Assisting in a contempt application, resulting in the defendant being sentenced to four months in prison following a 17-day trial (Kea v Watson [2020]).

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