Year of Call: 2003

Inn: Grays Inn

Judicial Office: Deputy District Judge

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As Head of the Divorce & Financial Remedy team and an expert in wills & trusts, Zoë has specialist expertise in complex cases involving Inheritance Act claims, probate disputes, disputes concerning Trusts, property ownership and interests relating to property and land.

Zoë handles a large amount of work relating to contested probate claims, involving allegations ranging from capacity to undue influence, duress and fraud. She also handles a wide range of Inheritance Act claims, often in relation to divorce, cohabitation and/or children.

Much of Zoë’s work involves disputes relating to Trusts, especially in the context of financial settlement proceedings for husbands, wives and cohabitees. Zoe regularly handles cases involving multiple properties and/or funds held in trust, often with an international dimension and assets based abroad. She also deals with cases relating to the tracing of funds held on trust.

Zoe has particular expertise in relation to farming cases and claims of proprietary estoppel.


  • Deputy District Judge

Professional memberships:

  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Resolution (Associate Member)
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Western Circuit
  • South Eastern Circuit
  • Society of Mediators

Qualifications & awards:

  • BA Joint Hons (Bristol), PGDL (City)
  • Scholarships David Karmel Award & Lord Justice Holker Scholarship (Gray’s Inn)