Avril Simister

Avril is a Trainee Chartered Legal Executive in our Inheritance & Trust Disputes team

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About Avril

Avril began her legal career as a Secretary and is currently training to become a Chartered Legal Executive. She specialises in Inheritance & Trust disputes including challenges to the validity of wills and lifetime transactions.

Avril has a Degree in Ancient & Medieval History from the University of Birmingham.

As a former music journalist & radio DJ; Avril enjoys live music, collecting records and playing guitar. She also likes to read and watch science fiction, crafting, walking on Dartmoor and archery.


Accolades and professional bodies

  • Trainee Chartered Legal Executive (CILEx)

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07/08/19

The Inheritance Act Claims Procedure – Delay and permission to claim

By: Avril Simister

There have been 3 cases so far this year dealing with section 4 of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (“the Inheritance Act” or “the 1975 Act”), which sets out the time-limit for applications.

The Inheritance Act claims procedure states under s4 that an application cannot be made...

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07/03/19

Claims for financial provision

By: Avril Simister

A judge has refused to grant a widow permission to issue a claim out of time under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975 (‘the 1975 Act’).

Under section 4 of the 1975 Act, other than in exceptional circumstances, applicants have 6 months from the date that a grant...

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