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Rebecca is an Associate Solicitor within our Dispute Resolution department working in our Viaduct House Office.  Rebecca deals with all aspects of Civil Litigation and is a registered Contentious Trust and Probate Specialist handing probate disputes involving the validity of Wills, Trusts and Inheritance Disputes. Her expertise also includes Property Litigation.

About Rebecca

Rebeca graduated from the University of Liverpool with a BA (Hons) in Geography before completing the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at Northumbria University. She joined Cartmell Shepherd in 2014 as a Paralegal before undertaking her training contract in 2015.

Rebecca qualified into the Dispute Resolution department in March 2017 and became an Associate in April 2021.

Rebecca is a Full Member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Solicitors (CTAPS) and Dementia Friends trained.

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Boy granted £50k from aunt’s estate as she had ‘taken on the role of mother’ 

November 7th 2022

A 12-year-old boy has been granted £50,000 from his late aunt’s estate on the basis that he had been treated as a child of the family.  Rebecca Armstrong Associate Solicitor in our Will Claims team reports on this recent case. The boy was taken in by his aunt shortly after his birth because…

Legal ruling has implications for farming inheritance rows

October 26th 2022

A LANDMARK legal ruling could have far reaching implications in disputes over the future of family farms. Rebecca Armstrong, a Contentious Trust and Probate Specialist with Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors, said the judgment by the Supreme Court on Wednesday (October 19) would impact farming families who find themselves in legal battles…

Siblings fail to overturn will involving the care of a parrot 

October 6th 2022

Three siblings have failed to overturn their stepmother’s will after she left everything to her biological son.  Rebecca Armstrong Associate Solicitor in our Will Claims team reports on this recent case. The son claimed that his mother had changed the will after the siblings’ father died so that he could look after her…

Man’s will found in draft form on computer ruled to be valid

July 25th 2022

The High Court has ruled that a man’s will that existed only in draft form on a computer, but which was signed by two reliable witnesses, should be accepted as valid.     Rebecca Armstrong Associate Solicitor in our Will Claims team reports on this recent case. Is a draft will legally binding in the…

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