Alex Watkinson

Alex-WatkinsonAlex Watkinson is a Solicitor who specialises in Contentious Trust and Probate matters. Alex joined Bell & Buxton in 2001 and deals with a wide variety of such matters including Inheritance Act claims, financial abuse, disputed wills and trust disputes.  Alex’s previous experience as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives and a period of time working at Sheffield County Court has provided him with an invaluable knowledge and understanding of the court process.

Alex’s recent experience includes:

  • a cross-border dispute over a multi-million pound estate;
  • unraveling of a litigated estate involving a number of properties;
  • various multi-million pound Inheritance Act/Constructive Trust/Estoppel claims;
  • a professional negligence and rectification claim arising out of the defective drafting of a Will by a will writer;
  • a successfully contested application by a third party to remove Bell & Buxton clients as Executors, resulting in a costs order being made in favour of our clients;
  • various high value and complex financial abuse cases, including applications to set aside transfers and gifts on the grounds of invalidity or undue influence.

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