17 September 2019 - Events
Together with Paul Hewitt, represents Prince Mukarram Jah, His Exalted Highness Nizam VIII of Hyderabad, in a dispute over £35 million held at Natwest Bank for over 50 years (the subject of the House of Lords decision Rahimtoola v Nizam of Hyderabad  AC 379). The case has been featured in The Lawyer’s ‘Top 20 Cases for 2019’ and is listed for trial in June 2019.
Named associate by Legal 500 in 2019 and 2018 for Court of Protection work.
With Steven Kempster advised a widow in a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 Act in an estate valued in excess of £5 million.
Deborah and Stephen Richards acted for the applicant in a Court of Protection matter, successfully securing the removal of a joint attorney for property and financial affairs of an elderly person where there were concerns were raised over his suitability by neighbours and friends.
In a claim over the construction of a will, Deborah and Stephen Richards negotiated a settlement on behalf of eight charities, which settled in the charities’ favour without the need for a Court hearing.
England and Wales, 2014
‘Degrees of change: making the conversion to law’, Lawyer 2B - December 2013
Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists, student member
Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society
Women in Law London network
‘Recent developments in statutory wills and lifetime gift applications’, Simon Gore Elderly Client Conference - April 2019
‘Lasting Powers of Attorney’, Law Society webinar – April 2019
Me in a minute
The personal nature of my work means I work closely with my clients, which makes for very rewarding work
I am frequently instructed in cases where mental capacity is an issue. I have a particular interest in protecting against elder abuse, helping those who are concerned about the financial affairs of an elderly or vulnerable person (usually relatives, close friends or neighbours of the person affected). These cases routinely require quick strategic thinking and a combination of legal and practical advice.
The personal nature of my work means I work closely with my clients, which makes for very rewarding work.