I graduated with a LLB (hons) degree from Canterbury Christ Church University in 2014 and studied the Legal Practice Course and Masters of Laws at the University of Law, Guildford for which I was awarded a Distinction in 2016. I joined Whitehead Monckton in September 2016 as a Trainee Solicitor and upon successful completion of my training I qualified as a Solicitor in the Dispute Resolution and Litigation department in September 2018.
I am based in the Maidstone office but also regularly attend our other offices in Tenterden and Canterbury. I offer meetings in person, by telephone or video link.
I have a wide range of experience in general civil disputes and litigation including contract, commercial and property disputes.
I specialise in private client disputes and litigation and am an Associate Member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and a Member of ConTra (the Contentious Trusts Association). I represent private individuals, executors, administrators, attorneys, deputies, trustees, beneficiaries and disinherited, disappointed or forgotten beneficiaries in bringing and defending claims.
I have particular expertise in:
- Challenging the validity of Wills and Trusts
- Defending the validity of Wills and Trusts
- Claims for financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975
- Claims against an estate based on a lifetime promise.
- Disputes relating to the administration of Estates and Trusts.
- Actions against Executors and Trustees
- Disputes relating to Attorneys and Deputies
- Disputes regarding the validity of lifetime gifts or other transactions
- Breach of Trust claims
- Property ownership disputes
What my clients say:
“I could not recommend Emma Salmon and her team enough! Sadly the situation we were in following the passing of my Dad was beyond anything we could’ve imagined let alone the first bereavement in my adult life which tested my mental health. Emma Salmon and her team dealt with the matter efficiently, professionally and sensitively which made the dispute and grief so much easier to deal with.”
"We would like to thank you for all the help and understanding you have shown to us during this difficult time."
"I'd just like to say that you have taken a huge weight off our minds. Although we don't know how this will pan out and weather they will pursue things further, it has really helped knowing that we have proper representation."
"Thank you again for your advice and assistance in bringing this matter to a close. I really appreciated your support and clear communication throughout."
“I would like you to pass on my thanks for the way that Emma dealt with my issue, very professional, clear and efficient. A credit to your business".
When out of the office:
I enjoy spending my spare time horse riding, gardening, reading and going on long walks in the countryside with my dog.