Holly Challenger

Called 2019

A junior with a collaborative approach and a measured demeanour

Legal 500 2024 – Rising Star, Chancery, Probate and Tax


Holly specialises in Chancery litigation. She joined Chambers as a tenant in October 2021 following the successful completion of her pupillage under the supervision of Sarah Harrison.

Holly has experience in a wide variety of Chancery matters and has a particular interest in trusts and probate work. She regularly represents clients at Court in relation to a range of matters and also has a broad advisory practice.

Holly accepts instructions in the following areas:

  • Private client matters (both contentious and non-contentious)
  • Property cases
  • ADR and Mediation

Areas of Expertise


Holly has experience acting in a wide range of private client matters.

She is regularly instructed in relation to:

  • Disputes regarding the validity of Wills including undue influence, lack of testamentary capacity, want of due execution, and want of knowledge and approval.
  • Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
  • Removal of personal representatives and trustees.
  • Part 64 applications.
  • Construction of and rectification of Wills and trusts.


Holly also accepts instructions in non-contentious matters. She has experience advising personal representatives and trustees about their powers, duties, and issues relating to costs.

Holly is regularly instructed in relation to a range of Property matters, including:

  • Applications under section 14 of the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.
  • Proprietary estoppel claims.
  • Claims in relation to the beneficial ownership of property arising under trusts.

Holly has experience representing clients at mediation in respect of private client and property matters.

Legal 500 (2024) Chancery, Probate and Tax (Rising Star)  "A junior with a collaborative approach and a measured demeanour."

  • Gray’s Inn
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Steels v Steels & Anor [2023] EWHC 2985 (Ch)
  • Ramji v Harvey & Ors [2023] EWHC 1664 (Ch)
  • Ramji v Harvey & Ors [2023] EWHC 1937 (Ch); [2023] Costs L.R. 1047

2018 – LLB Law, Newcastle University (First Class)  

2019 – LLM Bar Professional Training, BPP Leeds (Distinction overall, Very Competent in BPTC element)