Amanda Noyce

Partner

Capacity, Care and Court of Protection | Wills, Trusts and Estates

About Amanda

Amanda is a contentious probate solicitor in our Bath office. She is a Partner and heads our specialist Contested Wills, Trusts & Inheritance Disputes team.

With over 20 years’ experience in litigation, Amanda was recently short-listed for Lawyer of the Year for her work on the high profile Barton case in the 2018 Bristol Law Society Awards. She has practiced in both the non-contentious and contentious areas of inheritance, probate and trusts but now specialises exclusively in contentious probate and trusts work.

Amanda is ranked a Leading Individual by the Legal 500 and as a Band 1 lawyer in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide.

Amanda Noyce is “one of the most established hands in estate and trust litigation there is” Chambers High Net Worth Guide

‘Amanda Noyce is a highly experienced contentious probate and trusts lawyer with a first-rate reputation. She brings a very pragmatic approach to an area of law where emotions can often run high, which is ultimately to the benefit of her clients. She provides sensible and realistic advice.‘ Legal 500

Amanda’s expertise is considerable and includes advising and supporting clients through

  • Will disputes – contesting and defending Wills
  • trust disputes – contesting and defending trusts
  • estate disputes
  • advising farming families in inheritance disputes
  • advising charities in inheritance disputes
  • tax disputes
  • negligence actions against professionals, particularly relating to tax advisers
  • applications to the Court of Protection

Amanda is regularly invited to lecture to lawyers on inheritance and trust law.

Memberships

  • Full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Full member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)

Learn more about Amanda's areas of expertise

Contesting a Will
You may be concerned that a Will left by a loved one doesn’t reflect what they would have wanted. Whatever disputes you face, we have an expert team who can help you to contest a Will with sensitivity and tact.
Defending a Will
You may be the beneficiary of a Will, but are facing accusations from family members that the will was not valid and that you should not receive what you believe is rightly yours.
Estate administration and Executor disputes
If someone close to you has dies then it can be a very upsetting time. Matters will only be made worse if you then face difficulty in resolving the administration of your loved one’s estate.
Farming inheritance disputes
Farms and agricultural land are often involved in inheritance disputes. Unfortunately the disputes are often complicated further by the emotional strain of a farm being run as family enterprise.
Inheritance Act claims
Perhaps you feel you haven’t been left a fair share in a Will, or you may have been left out of it entirely. In situations like this, our expert Inheritance Act claims team can help you restore the balance.
LPA
Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)
LPAs are the only way you can choose and appoint in advance someone to legally make decisions for you tailored to your particular circumstances.
Tax and Trusts
Whatever your stage of life, and however you plan to manage your estate, we can put in place tax and trust structures to suit your immediate and future needs.
Trust disputes
We have experience dealing with all aspects of trust disputes and can guide you through complexities that may arise. Our team can understand complex family trust arrangements and help resolve disputes to protect your wealth.

"I found Amanda very caring and supportive. I wish I had met Amanda earlier I felt I was in good hands."

RWK Goodman client