Brittany Pearce

Year of call: 2015

Brittany Brittany

Brittany joined the Property & Estates team following completion of her pupillage in September 2016. During her time with Guildhall, Brittany has had experience of many issues ranging from real property disputes to probate and trust matters. Brittany has also dealt with a variety of procedural matters and has appeared in the county courts and the High Court.

 

Civil Litigation

Brittany has a broad experience of civil litigation and regularly appears in civil courts to deal with procedural matters as well as substantive hearings of disputes on all three tracks. She has a comprehensive knowledge of the procedural rules, enabling her to head off potential difficulties in the long-run and to ensure that proceedings run smoothly.

Recently, Brittany has appeared in an appeal concerning a boundary dispute which raised issues such as the consideration of matters not previously pleaded, the adequacy of the judgment at first instance and judicial discretion in respect of costs. Brittany also appeared in front of HHJ Matthews in Morris v Hatch [2017] EWHC 1448 (Ch) in which she successfully defended the Claimant's issue of a witness summons against a non-party solicitor in a dispute concerning the nature of a £250,000 payment.

Property & Estates

In her property work, Brittany has advised clients on jurisdictional issues, appeared in multi-day, multi-track trials and regularly advises clients on real property matters.

Brittany has also advised individuals about the most cost-effective course of action in instances where an estate is disputed but of limited value. Her experience includes assisting with the revocation of grant, appointment and removal of executors and preparing and mediating claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975.

CLERK CONTACT INFORMATION

For further information and enquiries please contact:

Property & Estates: Lisa Frostrup

Memberships

  • The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
  • Chancery Bar Association

education

  • BPTC, Cardiff University (Very Competent)
  • Diploma in Law, Cardiff University (Commendation)
  • Philosophy, Politics & Economics, Hertford College, University of Oxford (2:1)