James Russ

James Russ


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  • +(44)(0)1223 222266
  • 07884814207
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What can James do for you?

James is a solicitor in our specialist estate, trust and will disputes team. He advises clients on a wide range of issues, including:

  • Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
  • Will and probate disputes
  • Claims for undue influence
  • Claims in proprietary estoppel
  • Applications under the Trusts of Land and Trustees Act 1996 
  • Trust disputes

He also advises clients in disputes relating to executors, attorneys and trustees.

Supporting your ambitions

Some of James’ recent highlights include:

  • Assisting a client in bringing a claim against her deceased husband's estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. The claim was settled at mediation, with the client receiving a six figure settlement.
  • Successfully defending a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 brought by an adult child. The result allowed our client to retain the vast majority of the estate.
  • Assisting a client in enforcing her rights against her late husband's estate in both England and Monaco.
  • Advising a charity client in their capacity as the primary beneficiary of a large estate that faced two separate claims against it. Working with the client, a settlement was reached in both claims that preserved the majority of the client's entitlement.
  • Working with a professional executor and trustee in their role as executor of a multi-million pound estate which faced claims from at least three different dependents of the deceased.

What do others say?

The Legal 500 describes James as "hardworking, having a considered manner and is attentive-to-detail."  

He's proud to be part of a team that is described as one where "Fee earners seem uniformly diplomatic, tactful and capable of dealing with difficult opponents and clients."

What else should you know?

James is a member of the Contentious Trusts Association.

Outside of work, he's a keen follower of cricket and is an associate member of the MCC. James also takes an interest in rural affairs, and has been a member of the Farmers Club in London since 2020.

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