Contentious Trusts Association (ConTrA)

Affiliate member of STEP

Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)

Ashleigh Carr

Senior Associate, Dispute Resolution

Ashleigh is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution team, specialising in a wide range of disputes regarding Trusts and Estates.

She has experience in acting for professionals and private individuals, based both nationally and internationally. Her experience includes acting in relation to claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, challenges to the validity of wills, rectification claims, breach of trust claims, removal of executors, executor and trustee disputes and professional negligence claims arising in the context of trust and estates work. Ashleigh also has experience in Court of Protection matters, proprietary estoppel claims and claims pursuant to the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.

She routinely represents clients involved in litigation in the County Court and High Court. She also has experience of negotiating settlements and alternative forms of dispute resolution. Ashleigh is passionate about her work, and achieving the best possible outcome for her clients.

She began her career at Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth, qualifying as a Solicitor in 2015. Ashleigh joined Forsters as an Associate in 2018.

Ashleigh is a committee member of ConTrA (the Contentious Trusts Association), a member of ACTAPS and an affiliate member of STEP. Ashleigh has authored and co-authored articles in the ACTAPS newsletter, International Law Office publication and the Thought Leaders4 Private Client Magazine.

She was named as one of the Top 35 Private Client Lawyers Under 35 by eprivateclient in 2017 and 2019. Ashleigh was shortlisted for Lawyer of the Year (Associate) in the Citywealth Future Leader Awards and named on the Citywealth Future Leaders Top 100 list in 2020.

Awards and recognitions

"They are very competent and very experienced contentious trusts solicitors, with a number of partners who are experienced in this field. They take a sensible approach to litigation."
Chambers UK