Jenny Ray

Partner

Contentious Probate, Wills, Trusts and Estate Disputes

Expert in contentious trusts and probate, specialising in advising upon and assisting clients in resolving disputes involving wills, estates and trusts.

Jenny specialises in assisting clients in resolving disputes involving wills, estates and trusts, including claims for financial provision, validity claims, removal of executors and breach of trust claims.

Jenny acts for individuals, charities and professional trustees and executors.

Jenny is known for her sympathetic handling of the most sensitive of cases. She is fiercely supportive of her clients and always willing to go the extra mile to fight their corner and get the best outcome for them.

All disputes are stressful, particularly when they involve family members and arise following the loss of a loved one. Jenny is passionate about helping people through their disputes and trying to achieve the best result through negotiations, but she is prepared to pursue matters vigorously through the Courts when necessary.

Work highlights

ESTATE CLAIM

Advising adult children in a claim for financial provision from their mother’s estate.


CONSTRUCTION SUMMONS APPLICATION

Advising executors in relation to a construction summons application.


CY-PRÈS SCHEME

Advising a charity in relation to the Cy-Près scheme.


ESTATE RECOVERY

Acting on behalf of the estate to recover monies misappropriated from the deceased prior to her death.


INHERITANCE ACT CLAIM

Assisting a widow in defending an Inheritance Act Claim.


BENEFICIARY LEGACY RECOVERY

Acting for a beneficiary to recover an unpaid legacy from the executors of his grandmother’s estate.


TRUST DISPUTE

Advising a Trustee in a trust dispute.


Memberships and Associations

Working toward a recognised accreditation with ACTAPS (The Association of Contentious Probate Solicitors)

Recent articles

Videos

Understanding caveats in probate: when and how to use them

Contentious Probate experts Jenny Ray and Cathryn Culverhouse answer some common questions about the use of caveats and demonstrate how, and when, to use them.

23/05/2024

Videos

Marriage, divorce and relationships – estate disputes

What are the common misconceptions about the impact marriage, divorce and cohabitation play in inheritance disputes?

21/07/2023

Videos

Trust Disputes

What are the types of dispute that can arise in relation to trusts and can trustees can recover their legal costs in relation to these disputes?

21/07/2023

Media spotlight

Widow wins in court after husband excluded her from his will

Jenny Ray explains to IFA Magazine the rules of the Inheritance Act 1975

Jenny Ray

19/02/2023