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Henrietta specialises in disputes about trusts and wills and has been consistently praised in the directories for her technical and strategic excellence.

Henrietta joined Farrer & Co in 2021 to lead on the Contentious Trust and Estate team’s internal and external technical knowledge and development needs in line with its strategic vision for the future.

Henrietta has been assisting clients with disputes relating to trusts and wills since qualifying in 2003. Her work spans the full gamut of claims in this area, from domestic succession disputes and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, to complex multijurisdictional trust issues, negligence issues, trustee/executor removal applications, capacity questions, construction issues, and burial disputes, to name a few.

Henrietta has a particular interest in navigating cross border conflicts of laws and is a qualified notary. She is a specialist in all disputes relating to probate and estates, and is a co-author of key textbook ‘Probate Disputes and Remedies’.

She sits on the Wills and Equity Committee of the Law Society, tasked with making suggestions for the improvement of the law in this area.

Memberships & Accolades

Henrietta is co-author of practitioner textbook ‘Probate Disputes and Remedies’. She sits on the Wills and Equity Committee of the Law Society, tasked with making suggestions for the improvement of the law in the sector. She is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists; the Charity Law Association and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Testimonials

"Henrietta Mason is universally respected by her peers. She is all over the details of the cases, is fantastic with clients, has a wonderful sense of judgement, and sees the bigger picture."
(Chambers High Net Worth 2020)

"She is like a silent assassin – always capable of delivering a knockout blow. She knows the law extremely well. It makes me pause very carefully for thought when I have her on the other side." (Chambers High Net Worth 2020)

"Excellent, extremely knowledgeable about her area of the law and her advice is considered and strategically excellent." (Chambers High Net Worth 2019)

"She’s technically extremely competent, but also quick to get right to the heart of a dispute and to work out the best way in which to resolve it. She’s a joy to work with." (Chambers High Net Worth 2019)

"Whip-smart, direct and pulls no punches." (Citywealth Leaders List 2018)

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