I'm a Senior Associate in the Will, Trust and Estate Disputes Team and head up the Sheffield team, having joined Irwin Mitchell in 2015. I'm also a full member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).
I have experience in dealing with a wide range of contentious Will, trust and estate disputes, acting for executors, trustees, charities and individuals. I can help with:
- Challenging the validity of a Will, and defending against challenges
- Resolving executor disputes
- Proprietary estoppel claims
- Professional negligence claims
- Inheritance Act Claims.
What do you do away from the office?
I'm a novice runner currently embarking on the Couch to 5k programme. As an animal lover, I also spend as much time as I can walking my three dogs and am currently pursuing a Diploma in Canine Communication.
I recently became a Trustee for the RSPCA (Sheffield Branch).
"Carla Rist in the Sheffield office is very approachable and is excellent with clients." - Legal 500, 2023
"Fantastic service from start to finish. Was always able to speak to the people managing my case promptly felt reassured by the advice given at every stage. Bills were nicely itemised so I knew exactly what I was paying for. I would certainly use Irwin Mitchell again in the future (although I hope I don't have to!) and would happily recommend them to anyone who asks. Huge thanks again to James and Carla for all the work they've done." - 5* Trustpilot review
"From our first consultation, I knew we were in good hands. Carla’s professionalism and empathy made it possible for our mother to understand the task we were taking on and to trust that IM would be there with us throughout" - Mrs UM, client’s mother
"I would recommend you to anyone....I know they would be delighted. You have impressed me very much since the beginning, calm and clever, always on the ball. You also listened to me and explained everything in a way that made it easy for me to understand" - Mrs EM, client
"Thank you very much for your kind help and patience during a very prolonged and trying time" - Mrs RL, client
"We are very grateful for your professional and sensitive approach with the case and are pleased with the outcome" - Mrs SL, client
"Thank you for all your help, time patience and support throughout this difficult time. you have been a pleasure to work with in spite of the awful circumstances" - Mrs FH, Client
"Thank you for your hard work so far. I felt confident that I’d got the best team!" - Mrs KF
"Carla Rist is an excellent solicitor- good with clients and very knowledgeable" - Legal 500, 2022