Jenny Howe


Associate

Experience

Jenny joined Birketts in September 2019 as an Associate in the Commercial Litigation Team. Jenny has extensive experience in commercial and civil litigation and has focused on property litigation and contentious trusts and probate at a firm in North London where she practised for the last 15 years. 

Jenny now specialises in contentious trusts and probate matters and can offer advice and assistance in the following areas:

  • Claims for provision from an estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975;
  • Claims arising from allegations of undue influence, lack of testamentary capacity and/or want of knowledge and approval in connection with the preparation and execution of a Will;
  • Disputes between beneficiaries and executors as to the administration of an estate, and disputes between trustees and beneficiaries as to the administration of trusts;
  • Proceedings in the Court of Protection 

Jenny’s previous experience in property litigation means that she is particularly well-placed to advise in estate disputes where there are claims and/or disputes concerning ownership of property. Jenny has experience of litigation in the High Court and the County Court, the Court of Protection, the First-Tier Property Tribunal and the Adjudicator to HM Land Registry. Jenny has also been involved in mediation across a range of contentious areas.

Other Information

Jenny obtained her degree from the University of Manchester (BA Hons, English) before studying for the Common Professional Examination and Legal Practice Course from Anglia Ruskin University, gaining a commendation and a distinction respectively.

Jenny is studying to become an associate member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists.

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