Ellisons Solicitors’ Contentious Trust and Probate team hires new Senior Associate

Ellisons Solicitors’ Contentious Trust and Probate team hires new Senior Associate

Ellisons Solicitors is delighted to announce the appointment of Senior Associate Solicitor Ben Fox to its Contentious Trust and Probate Team.

Ben is a leading contentious trust and probate specialist and one of only four contentious probate solicitors in East Anglia to be ranked in the most recent and prestigious 2020 Chambers & Partners High Net Worth (HNW) Guide to the world’s leading private wealth advisers.

Ben specialises in all aspects of Wills, Trusts and Inheritance Disputes, including cross-border and offshore mandates. His expertise includes estate administration disputes (such as claims against Personal Representatives), challenges to the validity of Wills, Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claims, trust litigation and beneficial interest disputes. He is a Full Member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and is ranked as a Rising Star in the 2021 Legal 500 Guide.

Commenting on his new role, Ben Fox said: “My aim is and has always been to provide my clients with an empathetic and outstanding service, combining clear explanations of complex legal issues, best value and a determination to achieve the best outcome for my clients has always been the approach I have taken throughout my career. I am thrilled by the opportunity to bring my expertise to the team at Ellisons. Situations where wills and inheritance issues are being disputed are always extremely challenging for clients and I am pleased to be able to bring the experience I have gained over my 12-year career to Ellisons to continue ensuring the best service, outcome, and value for every client.”

Ben joins the existing Contentious Trust and Probate team led by Partners, Ceri Rogers and Graeme Wallington, who have extensive experience in advising upon trust and estate disputes. Ben further strengthens Ellisons’ contentious probate services by bringing his international/cross-border experience.

Commenting on the team’s expansion, Partner, Ceri Rogers, said: “I am delighted to welcome Ben to the team. He brings a wealth of experience with him and further strengthens our Contentious Trust and Probate offering to clients. The sector has been busier than ever, and the knowledge Ben brings, alongside the incredible talent in our already established team puts Ellisons Solicitors in a very strong position.”

Ben will be based in the Bury St Edmunds office working closely with the wider team across Ipswich, Colchester, Chelmsford and Tendring.