Bonita is a Partner in the Commercial and Private Clients Litigation Team specialising in contested wills, inheritance and trust disputes, and disputes involving mental capacity, including contested Court of Protection applications, Judicial Reviews, disputes with local authorities, and investigation of financial abuse.
Her expertise includes advising private clients, personal representatives and beneficiaries, attorneys/deputies, health professionals and care providers. She also acts for private clients in property disputes and professional negligence claims arising from wills drafting, estate administration and property transactions.
Bonita graduated from Oxford University and spent 10 years in investment banking before converting to law and qualifying with Trumps/TLT.
advising in a matter involving complex maladministration of trust and estates and defending a related claim under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1995;
challenging a will on grounds of lack of testamentary capacity involving multi parties with conflicting interests;
acting for a minor in pursuing her entitlement from her deceased’s father’s estate comprising of UK and overseas assets
advising executors caught between warring beneficiaries;
acting for deputy and litigation friend of Kenneth John Richards in the case of Richards v (1) Worcestershire County Council (2) South Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group ( EWCA CIV 1998) in which she successfully opposed the Defendants’ appeal to the Court of Appeal.