Liz Fyfe

Head of Private Client
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Liz Fyfe

Liz Fyfe

Head of Private Client

Liz Heads our busy Private Client Department. She is a qualified Trusts and Estates Practitioner having attained a Distinction in the STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates Administration. She specialises in offering advice in relation to Wills, Probate, Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorneys and Court of Protection Deputyship applications and is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly.

Liz is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS). She deals with contentious probate cases, including challenges to the validity of Wills on the basis of fraud, irregularity, incapacity or undue influence, removal of Executors and Trustees and claims under the Inheritance ( Provisions for Family and Dependants) Act.

She recently represented the Claimant in the reported case of The British University in Dubai v Ebrahimi [2021] EWHC 757 (Ch) (26 March 2021), in which she successfully proved that a will, which had already been admitted to probate was a fraud ensuring that the estate was to be distributed in accordance with an earlier valid will.

Liz loves the variety that life as a Private Client lawyer brings. When she’s not working or studying, Liz loves to spend time with her husband and their young children which leaves little time for anything else!

Qualified: 2008

Studied: LLB (Hons) Law, Sheffield Hallam University graduated with First Class Honours

Nottingham Law School, LPC with Distinction

Qualifications & accreditations:

STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates Administration ( Distinction)

Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialist

Full Member of Solicitors for the Elderly

Resolution trained Family mediator

Awards: Student of the Year, Nottingham Law School

What clients say about Liz:

  • I would definitely recommend Thornton Jones Solicitors! Elizabeth listened and made me feel at ease throughout the process. I could not make any suggestions on how to improve as all is first class.

    Brian Woodhouse
  • I felt that Liz went the extra mile concerning Gareth and dealing with my emotions at this difficult time. I was kept informed and given all the options throughout the process

    Ceri Williams