Philippa Rowley


Philippa is a solicitor in the Dispute Resolution Department specialising in contentious probate and trust disputes.

Philippa deals with a broad spectrum of contentious probate disputes including Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 disputes; will validity disputes; proprietary estoppel/constructive trust claims; actions to remove and/or substitute executors and trustees; ancillary probate disputes and trust disputes.

Her recent work includes:

  • Representing a client in their Inheritance Act claim against the estate of their late long-term partner;
  • Advising on a dispute regarding the validity of a will on the grounds of capacity and fraudulent calumny;
  • Assisting on a proprietary estoppel claim relating to the residential home;
  • Claim under section 50 Administration of Justice Act 1985 to remove the executors of the estate; and
  • Dispute regarding the construction of the terms of a will.

Qualifying in 2018, Philippa joined Talbots in 2020 from a local Black Country law firm.

In her spare time Philippa enjoys long walks in the countryside with her two dogs, usually including a stop at a country pub.