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Anna Metcalfe

Called 2010

Anna specialises in probate, trusts and property litigation, but also deals with non-contentious matters.  She advises and appears in cases challenging validity, Inheritance Act claims, rectification and/or construction claims, inter-vivos gifts, professional negligence claims concerning wills,  removing/substituting executors and Part 64 applications. On the non-contentious side she has experience in advising on administration issues and powers of executors/trustees, cross-border estates, drafting trusts and associated deeds, as well as advising on taxation matters.  Anna also has experience in the Court of Protection.

With regards property, Anna regularly advises on trusts of land and TOLATA claims, adverse possession, estoppel, nuisance, rights to light and other easements.

Anna has a technical approach but prides herself on being able to explain these concepts clearly to clients. 

Although based in Leeds, Anna is happy to travel for all court, conference and mediation commitments.    

Technical expertise and considerate with clients

Areas of Expertise
Probate, Inheritance & Trusts
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Chambers & Partners 2019

"She is technically very good and she used very plain, user-friendly, client-friendly language in her opinions. She is efficient in terms of turnaround and her written work is always thorough." "A star to watch. She is not afraid to roll her sleeves up when you have tough disputes."

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Some recent cases include


-Advising on an application under the Variation of Trusts Act 1958

-Provided advice at mediation in validity dispute and drafted compromise dealing with 3 separate properties and their sale

-Advising on the compromise of an Inheritance Act claim and drafting consequent deed of variation setting up discretionary trust for a disabled minor

-Advising on Inheritance Tax for a cross-border estate

-Advised on and drafted Inheritance Act claim for cohabitee in respect of £3 million estate

-Represented minor beneficiaries in a claim to rectify a will

-Advised trustees as to extent of powers under a discretionary trust and whether they could appoint to a trustee

-Represented executor in defending a summons for inventory and account and for the payment of pecuniary legacies and interim distribution

-Advising on merits of a statutory will application

-Represented defendant in 3 day trial for interference with right of way

-Drafted application for interim injunction and particulars of claim for claimant asserting nuisance and breach of covenant

-Advised on prescriptive rights of way and boundary dispute

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Richard York Scholar of Gray's Inn 

Personal Details

University of Warwick LLB

Professional Associations

Chancery Bar Association, Northern Eastern Chancery Bar Association

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