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Called 1994 Email Marisa
Marisa is traditional chancery practitioner dealing with contentious and non contentious work involving Wills, Probate, Trusts and Property. She is also instructed in relation to COP Property and Affairs, Capacity, Applications under the High Court's Inherent Jurisdiction.
Marisa regularly advises and represents clients in relation to the validity/construction of Wills, disputes involving Executors and PR’s, Part 64 applications and on claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and other related matters. She appeared in the first post Ilott v Blue Cross adult claimant case for financial provision (Nahjec v Fowle  EW Misc 11 CC).
Marisa also deals with issues arising out of TOLATA issues and all levels of disputes involving easements, boundary disputes, adverse possession and other claims relating to property in both the High Court and Property Tribunals.
In COP work she is instructed by Local Authorities, the OPG, individuals and to advise in cases following the Judgment in OH v Craven  EWHC 3146 (QB)
Marisa practises across the North Eastern, Midland and Wales and Chester Circuits and consequently has appeared in the Business and Property Courts in many regions.
Marisa's down to earth approach, direct advice and ability to communicate with clients at any level makes her an ideal choice for litigation in areas where emotions can run high.
Marisa is happy to travel for all aspects of her work (usually with no extra charge) and if appropriate can act on a direct access basis.
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Marisa is instructed particularly in relation to :-
a. Property and Affairs
b. Capacity hearings
c. Applications under the Inherent Jursidiction of the High Court in relation to injunctive proceedings to protect vulnerable adults
d. Litigation challenging and making deputyship applications both for Local Authorities and individuals
e. Statutory wills
f. Lifetime gifts, in cases where there are allegations of misappropriation of funds and in case involving the calling in of bonds.
g. Opinions in line with the Judgment in OH v Craven  EWHC 3146 (QB)
Marisa's familiarity with mental capacity as a result of her nursing backgound means that she is well placed to deal with any issues involving complex medical issues and vulnerable litigants. She is also known for giving direct and firm advice and in having particular success in negotiations with parties who previously failed to agree on pertinent matters or find any common ground.
Marisa specialises in traditional chancery work which includes probate, trusts and wills and associated work. Her contentious work has included:-
Marisa is frequently instructed to deal with disputes involving property both in respect of tortious claims and equitable rights under trusts of land and TOLATA in both the High Courts and the Property Tribunal. Her recent instructions include the following:-
Chambers and Partners (2021) Chancery - Band 3
"Her cross-examination skills are phenomenal. She is very analytical and incisive. Her technical knowledge is really good, but she presents it to the clients in a really straightforward and down-to-earth manner." "She is wonderfully intelligent, approachable and proactive."
Legal 500 (2021) Chancery, Probate and Tax - Band 2
‘She has a superb ability to see the real issues in a case and deliver clear advice to even the most challenging clients. Even more impressively, her advocacy and cross examination skills are first rate.’
Appeared in the first post Ilott v Blue Cross adult claimant case for financial provision (Nahajec v Fowle  EW Misc 11 CC).
University of Essex, Inns of Court School of Law
N.E.C.C.B.A and ChBA