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Ashley Blood-Halvorsen

Year of Call: 2017
Email Address: [email protected]
Telephone: 0121 289 4333

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Probate and Estates

Ashley has a particular interest in all aspects of probate and estates work, advising and representing individuals. Before qualifying as a barrister, she spent some time working for a firm tracing beneficiaries to estates. She is currently a STEP Affiliate and earned a merit in her Taxation of Trusts and Estates exam.

Cases include:

  • Obtaining a freezing injunction in relation to monies arising out of a sale of a trust property.
  • Drafting a particulars of claim regarding breach of trust in the sale of a property from an estate.
  • Advising on and appearing in hearings for the removal of trustees and executors.
  • Providing advice regarding a beneficiaries entitlement to commence possession proceedings regarding a residential property.
  • Advising executors regarding potential inheritance act claims and claims of historic devastavit with limitation elements.
  • Advising claimants regarding inheritance act claims by:
  • Adult children and those who were maintained by the deceased;
  • Cohabitees of the deceased;
  • Spouses of a polygamous marriage entered into outside of England and Wales.

She has given talks regarding:

She can provide quantum advices for infant settlement hearings when a compromise has been made on behalf of minor children in Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claims.

Cases include:

Re Estate of GB

Advised, and drafted particulars of claim regarding a breach of trust, fiduciary duty, devastavit and fraud of an executor. Ashley subsequently successfully represented the Claimants in a summary judgment application in the High Court.

Re Estate of JC

Part 8 proceedings regarding the construction of a clause in a will and whether or not a trust is properly constituted.

Re Estate of EJ

Advising an executor regarding potential claims on the estate from a beneficiary in Australia.

Re Estate of MS

Advising an executor regarding a 1975 claim from a polygamous wife with a severely disabled child.

Re Estate of KS

Representing the adult child who was maintained by the deceased in 1975 proceedings. Successfully resisted a strike out application in the High Court.

Re Estate of PB

Advised in a 1975 claim involving a cohabitee and a separated spouse. Questions over what formed part of the net estate.

Re Estate of PS

Advising in a 1975 claim involving a cohabitee who has a legal interest in the joint property. Dispute about whether the applicant is entitled to a life interest.

She is willing to consider matters on a Conditional Fee Arrangement in appropriate cases. Ashley also routinely appears in mediations for her clients.

  • Recommendations

    “It has been great to co work with Ashley on a very complex and contentious case. I cannot recommend her enough for her technical knowledge and skill. I was even more impressed with Ashley’s attitude to the case and that she was just as passionate, as I am, in order to get the best result for my client. My client and I felt the case was safe in her hands and I will definitely be briefing her again in the near future.”

    Richard Port MBE, ​George Green LLP

    “Thanks very much for the advice.  Please pass on my thanks to counsel – prompt, straight to the point, clear and professionally done.”

    Oxfordshire Solicitor

    "I do not have Ashley’s contact details, but could you express my thanks to her? I did so after the court hearing, but she did so well and was so friendly beforehand when we discussed the relevant details that I would like again to express my appreciation of her work."


    “A quick message to say thank you again for your thorough preparation and representation today. Count on getting instructions again. I find you listen to explanations, take on board background information, and good to get along with.”

    Bruce Turner, Chapman & Chubb

    “I really enjoyed working with you last week - you are clearly skilled in achieving that necessary balance between legal argument and pragmatism. I hope we’ll have another opportunity before too long.”

    Senior Mediator

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