Associate Barrister-at-Law, Contentious Probate
Alana is an Associate Barrister-at-Law in our Dispute Resolution team. She specialises in Contentious Probate, advising on issues such as the validity of a Will, making claims under the Inheritance Act, removing Executors and interpreting Wills and Trusts.
Alana has been advising clients on Contentious Probate matters since being called to The Bar of England and Wales in 1993.
She also has experience in advising on tax planning issues and drafting appropriate documents to bring the planning into effect.
Alana was a member of Chambers in London and notably won the case of Tod v Barton, the first case on the Hague Convention.
She pursued a career in law after graduating with a BA (Combined Honours) degree in History & Political Science. She also has an LL.B (Hons) degree and the Degree of Utter Barrister.
Alana has written two chapters in the forthcoming edition of Tolley’s Tax Planning, focusing on Family Investment Companies and the tax issues which must be considered when a company plans to trade overseas. She has also written articles for a legal newsletter.
Interests outside of work
In her spare time, Alana enjoys fencing (with a foil) and playing cricket.