Alice Tomlin

Senior associate | London

Alice is a senior associate in our trust, estate and inheritance disputes team.

She acts for charities, private individuals and institutions in relation to all aspects of contentious trust and succession disputes, with a particular focus on Court of Protection matters.

She advises on a range of issues that come within the Court of Protection’s jurisdiction, including statutory will applications, lifetime gifts and matters concerning the operation of attorneyships and deputyships.

She is an active member of the elder law team.

She also advises on all aspects of the validity of wills, including claims of undue influence to disputed capacity, and actions brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, and issues of construction and rectification.

Alice is recommended by Legal 500 in the area of Private Client and Court of Protection.

Secretary Emily Williams

Track record

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Alice and Paul Hewitt acted for Sightsavers under its formal name in the decision on appeal of Sir Anthony Mann Beasant v Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind [2022]. The charity, acting as representative for twenty other charities, was defending its success in Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind v Beasant and others [2021], an application to determine that a legacy expressed to be equal to the maximum passing free of tax has a nil value where there are already gifts to non-exempt beneficiaries exceeding the tax free element. Click here to read our briefing note on the case and click here to read the Appeal and here to read the original Judgment.

Alice, Paul Hewitt and Alexandra Dix acted for Mrs Bhusate in her claim for financial provision from her late husband’s estate more than 25 years after her husband passed away. Despite the lengthy delay (the previous record of just under six years was set in 1993) Chief Master Marsh ordered that Mrs Bhusate’s claim should be allowed to proceed. Click here to see his judgment. In January 2020 the High Court upheld Chief Master Marsh’s decision (the appeal judgment here) meaning Mrs Bhusate’s claim could proceed. Shortly after the defendant stepchildren conceded the claim. Click here to read our briefing note.

England and Wales, 2012

The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists

Education


Languages


  • English

Dates


Joined

2010

London

20 Old Bailey,

London,

EC4M 7AN

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‘Alice Tomlin is doing tremendous work. It is not just her clear legal knowledge and attention to detail that set her apart, it is also that she is very easy to work alongside’.

Legal 500 UK, 2017
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Alice Tomlin is a superstar in the waiting.

Legal 500 UK, 2018
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The hardworking Alice Tomlin is brilliantly organised.

Legal 500 UK, 2018

Education


Languages


  • English

Dates


Joined

2010

Recognition


London

20 Old Bailey,

London,

EC4M 7AN

View Office

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