Emma Holland#2142

Emma Holland

Emma assists beneficiaries, trustees, and other fiduciaries with trust disputes both onshore and in numerous offshore jurisdictions. Emma also specialises in probate disputes, and disputes overseen by the Court of Protection. Emma has been recognised as a Next Generation Lawyer (Legal 500 2018) and as a Top 35 Under 35 private client practitioner (eprivateclient 2016). Notable examples of work include advising (often alongside foreign law counsel): - discretionary beneficiaries of Bermudian trusts holding a construction business on family corporate governance, applications for approval of restructuring proposals and contentious tax. A Public Trustee v Cooper hearing took place in 2017 (Re X,Y,Z Trusts [2017] Sc (Bda) III Civ). - a beneficiary opposed to a trustee's proposal to sell a key trust asset, involving a jurisdiction challenge in Jersey (Representation of G Trustees Limited [2017] JRC 162A) and a trustee removal application in Bermuda (In the Matter of the E Trust [2017] SC (Bda) 103 Civ). - beneficiaries regarding the removal of a protector (In the matter of the K Trust, Guernsey Judgment 31/2015). - trustees in defending allegations of breach of trust through material non-disclosure (AB Jnr & Or v MB & Ors [2013] (1) CILR 1). - on jurisdiction relating to a succession dispute focusing on the friction between English testamentary freedom and Italian forced heirship rules (Durham v Lambton & Ors [2013] EWhC 3566 (Ch)). - on a contested health and welfare, and property and affairs, deputyship application, including the Local Authority's application relating to deprivation of liberty.
Contributed to


Challenging lifetime dispositions
Challenging lifetime dispositions
Practice notes

This Practice Note is principally to cover what potential redress there may be where PRs or beneficiaries uncover unsatisfactory lifetime dispositions made by the deceased ie it covers the position after death.

Practice Area


  • Contributing Author
  • Q&A Panel

Qualified Year

  • 2010


  • The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialist
  • AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers)


  • Emma graduated from Exeter University having studied Law with European study in Italy.

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