Alicia is a litigator who advises individuals, families, and trustees on the full range of domestic and international contentious trusts and probate matters. Clients value her ability to marry high-quality and pragmatic legal advice with a thoughtful and personable manner.
Alicia’s practice covers a broad range of complex trust and probate issues. She advises on many high-profile, high-value disputes that span multiple jurisdictions. Her clients include high-net worth individuals and families (based both in and out of the UK), trustees of international and domestic trusts, and beneficiaries of both complex trusts structures and high-value estates. She has advised both claimants and defendants, at all stages of the litigation process – from pre-action advice and negotiations, up to trial and subsequent appeals (including to the Supreme Court).
Recent types of work that Alicia has been involved in include claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975, probate claims involving capacity and undue influence issues, trust disputes and in particular ones with a divorce or family law angle, complex inheritance tax cases, professional negligence cases in the context of wealth-planning or estate-planning advice given to high-net worth clients, as well as Court of Protection work for vulnerable individuals and their families.
Alicia is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, with a working understanding of Cantonese. She is passionate about languages and is currently studying Korean.