0370 1500 100

Nazia Nawaz

Senior Associate


I advise and represent clients involved in any type of dispute concerning wills, trusts and estates including:

  • Cases involving challenges to validity of wills
  • Claims for financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975 where insufficient provision has been made under a will or under the intestacy rules
  • Disputes between trustees, beneficiaries and executors/administrators of estates
  • Maladministration claims and applications for removal and replacement of Executors and trustees
  • Financial abuse cases including those involving misuse of Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Property co-ownership disputes and claims under the Trusts of Land Appointment of Trustees Act 1996
  • Proprietary Estoppel claims
  • Professional Negligence claims relating to the drafting and execution of wills and creation of trusts

Previous Cases

  • Acted for a client whose long term partner died without leaving a will. My client did not inherit at all under the intestacy rules so we brought a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. The claim settled before trial on terms which gave my client a life interest in her partner's property and a substantial financial payment.
  • Acting for the executors and main beneficiaries of a will which was challenged on grounds of lack of testamentary capacity and undue influence. My clients successfully proved at trial that the will was valid. We also brought a successful claim for financial abuse and misuse of a Lasting Power of Attorney against the other beneficiaries, who were ordered to pay damages to the estate and my clients' costs.
  • Acted for a client who had only been left a one-third equal share of her father’s estate under his will after he had promised to leave her more. My client brought a promissory estoppel claim to enforce this promise and the claim settled at mediation on terms which saw my client receiving over 75% of the estate.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?

Achieving good results for clients in challenging circumstances.

What do you do away from the office?

I like to spend time with friends and family and generally try to relax when I am not at work.

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 07/03/2018
    Getting Married: How Does It Affect Your Estate?

    “The case highlights the important but often unknown impact that marriage has on a will. Not many people appreciate that getting married will revoke an existing will. This was a point raised by the Law Commission in the consultation on wills and whether the law should be changed.”

    Continue Reading