Boodle Hatfield expands leading Private Wealth Disputes practice

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15 May 2023

Boodle Hatfield expands leading Private Wealth Disputes practice with the hire of Nicola Bushby

Private wealth Law firm Boodle Hatfield, has strengthened its Private Client & Tax department with the appointment of new partner, Nicola Bushby.

Nicola joins Boodle Hatfield’s top-tier Private Wealth Disputes team from Irwin Mitchell. Her arrival consolidates the firm’s reputation as one of the leading practices for high value, complex wealth disputes in the London market.

Nicola specialises in trust and estate litigation for successful individuals and families, often involving complex capacity issues. She has particular expertise in claims for breach of trust and inter-family disputes, alongside a whole spectrum of Court of Protection work, including contentious financial applications concerning the estates and businesses of those who may have lost capacity to manage them, financial abuse, gift and statutory Will disputes and the removal of attorneys and deputies.

Hayden Bailey, Head of Private Client and Tax at Boodle Hatfield says: “Nicola is widely recognised across the industry as an accomplished litigator. Her skills will prove invaluable to the team when advising clients considering or engaged in contentious estate litigation. She brings particular expertise in the complex area of capacity, a field where we are seeing an increased need for families and trustees to take specialist advice.”

Andrea Zavos, Senior Partner adds: “We are delighted to welcome Nicola to Boodle Hatfield. She is a great addition to the team and brings a wealth of experience and expertise with her. The firm continues to build and invest in its key service areas through strategic hires and Nicola is an excellent addition to our highly regarded contentious team. Our focus remains on providing the very best quality advice and meeting the ever-changing needs of our dynamic client base”.