Lydia Pemberton

Call: 2006

Lydia Pemberton (TEP)(CTAPS) has a traditional chancery practice and has developed an extensive understanding and considerable experience of contentious probate matters. She acts for clients in respect of a range of estates, from those of a modest value through to those involving substantial sums and including estates with an international aspect. Her practice covers all areas regarding the validity of wills and testamentary dispositions, both as regards the necessary formalities and in respect of the substantive validity, and she also advises on the interpretation and construction of wills and other instruments.

Lydia has undertaken a large number of Inheritance Act cases and has a firm understanding and extensive experience of TOLATA claims. Lydia regularly appears in trials and ADR in respect of claims for declaratory relief and consequential orders.

Lydia is a co-founder of ‘All Rise’ – a project designed to tackle bullying, harassment and discrimination at the Bar (All Rise (The Bar) – Open Collective).

In January 2022, Lydia was appointed as a Recorder hearing family law cases in the Midlands.

She is a full member of STEP and a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).

  • Trusts, Probate & Estates

    Lydia Pemberton (TEP) has a traditional chancery practice and has developed an extensive understanding and considerable experience of contentious probate matters. She acts for clients in respect of a range of estates, from those of a modest value through to those involving substantial sums and including estates with an international aspect. Her practice covers all areas regarding the validity of wills and testamentary dispositions, both as regards the necessary formalities and in respect of the substantive validity, and she also advises on the interpretation and construction of wills and other instruments.

    Lydia has undertaken a large number of Inheritance Act cases and has a firm understanding and extensive experience of TOLATA claims. Lydia regularly appears in trials and ADR in respect of claims for declaratory relief and consequential orders.

    She has also acted on behalf of interpleaders in matrimonial proceedings.

    Direct Access

    Lydia is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients.

  • Recommendations

    Lydia Pemberton is a well-regarded junior who focuses her practice on traditional chancery matters, including Inheritance Act claims and will challenges. She also has experience handling TOLATA disputes and Section 50 removal claims.

    Strengths: “She’s always spot on, she’s really clever and driven and she will always go the extra mile for her client’s case.”

    Chambers UK 2022/Chancery/Midlands Bar

    Strengths: “She is collaborative, communicative and so efficient as well as being legally accomplished.” “She is keen to pick up the phone and email to make sure we are joined up in our thinking to present the best case.”

    Recent work: Acted for the defendant in a claim for revocation of letters of administration of an estate worth £1.6 million based on allegations of fraudulent content included within the oath.

    Chambers UK 2021/Chancery/Midlands Bar

    ‘Lydia is very clever and driven and exceptionally hardworking. She leaves no stone unturned in her research and is always going the extra mile to try to find an additional, or improved argument for her clients.’

    Legal 500 2022/Chancery, Probate and Tax/Leading Juniors/Midlands Circuit

    ‘Her advice is sound and well-reasoned, and her drafting is succinct and persuasive.’

    “Lydia Pemberton, who is described by clients as someone who will ‘fight hard for her clients and cut to the heart of an issue to get things done’, is highly active in Inheritance Act claims, disputes about the validity of wills, removal of executors, andTLATA matters.”

    Legal 500 2021/Chancery, probate and tax/Leading juniors/Regional Bar/Midlands Circuit

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