Senior Associate, Will, Trust & Estate Disputes

Amy Wilford

Amy is a Senior Associate in the Will, Trust & Estate Disputes team. She joined the team in 2016 and has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Amy helps private clients with all aspects of this area of work and mainly represents executors, trustees and beneficiaries as well as those excluded from wills.

Amy always aims to minimise the financial and emotional cost at what is often a very difficult time for clients and focus on finding the best outcome for the individuals involved. She always encourages alternative Dispute Resolution and tries to resolve issues in a constructive way, without having to involve the civil courts, wherever possible.

Amy Wilford

Specialisms & expertise

  • Contentious will, trust and estate disputes
  • Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Professional negligence claims relating to the above areas.

Examples of work

Advice on a probate dispute

Support involving mediation of a 1975 Act claim

Advice around removing an unsuitable executor

Advising on statutory will application to the Court of Protection

Advice on a professional negligence claim

Achievements & other appointments

Amy is a member of ConTrA, a network for Contentious Trusts Associates, and The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS). She is also named as a ‘recommended lawyer’ in The Legal 500 2023.

Amy is ranked in Chambers HNW.

eprivateclient Top Law Firms 2023 Contentious Wills & Probate Team of the Year - Boutique - Highly commended Chambers ranked in HNW, Amy Wilford Legal 500 - uk-recommended-lawyer-2023 logo UK probate research Winner 2022


Amy graduated from the University of Leeds where she obtained a 2:1 in English Language and Linguistics. She received the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School, with distinction. Amy was admitted as a solicitor in 2014.