Bonita is a Partner with 20 years of litigation experience and heads our contentious trust and probate team. She specialises in contested wills, inheritance and trust disputes, and in disputes involving mental capacity, including contested Court of Protection applications, Judicial Reviews, disputes with local authorities, and investigation of financial abuse. Her clients include private individuals, 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.
bringing a claim for financial provision from an estate involving farming partnership and competing testamentary capacity claims
advising cohabitee of over 30 years in heavily contested statutory will application involving multi parties, vexatious complaints to the OPG and abusive/violent conduct
acting for executor in claim against former attorney for serious financial abuse
acting for a minor in a 1975 Act claim against her father’s estate comprising of UK and overseas assets and involving conflicting jurisdiction
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.