Samantha Ewing

Associate

Biography

I specialise in resolving disputes relating to wills, trusts and probate.  This includes challenges against the validity of a will through fraud, lack of capacity, undue influence or lack of knowledge and approval of the contents of the will.  I advise potential beneficiaries, current beneficiaries and executors on claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. 

I advise on and prepare Court of Protection applications relating to Statutory Wills, investigations into allegations of misappropriated funds from someone’s assets and dealing with reviews and appeals over failed Continuing Healthcare Funding applications.

I assist trustees and executors in disputes over the administration of a trust or estate (including disagreements between executors and/ or between beneficiaries and the executors).  I advise clients on professional negligence claims where a will has been incorrectly drafted or a delay has led to it not being executed in time prior to death.

Testimonials

Samantha Ewing is "very knowledgeable" - Legal 500 2016 

Samantha Ewing is singled out in the contentious trusts and probate team for her "calmness under pressure" - Legal 500

Notable Cases

  • Watts v Watts
  • [2014] EWHC 668 (Ch)
  • [2015] EWCA Civ 1297

Publications

Private Client Advisor – co author ‘The Whole Nine Yards’ – March 2016

Tatler – commentary on the Dellal estate – September 2015

New Law Journal – ‘A bit of common sense’ August 2015

Law Society online – ‘Spotlight: Illot v Mitson – August 2015

Solicitors Journal, The Times, New Law Journal and others– commentary on Illot v Mitson – July 2015

Solicitors Journal – Commentary on the Dellal estate – April 2015 

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