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Nicola Turner

Nicola Turner

Partner, Head of Contentious Trusts and Probate

01772 229849

Nicola is a Partner and Head of Contentious Trusts and Probate.

As part of our litigation team, Nicola specialises in disputes relating to wills, inheritance, estates and trusts, as well as financial abuse of the vulnerable and property trust cases. She conducts litigation in the High Court, County Court, Probate Registry and Court of Protection.

Nicola is a full member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Solicitors and recognised for her work by The Legal 500, which describes her as “a talented litigator” that “stands out… in the accuracy of her judgement of cases and their likely outcome” and adds that “Nicola is not afraid to give direct advice and she never sits on the fence”.

Nicola has a varied and complex caseload, including:

Nicola receives most of her instructions through recommendation. She is not only seen as the lawyer of choice by the public in the contentious probate field, but also by fellow lawyers in their own right.

Nicola takes the time to deeply understand her clients’ priorities, end goals and the specific approach they would like taken in their case, which helps her to develop bespoke strategies to resolve cases with the best possible outcome.

Prior to joining Brabners in September 2023, Nicola worked for two Lancashire-based law firms. After training and qualifying as a solicitor in 2005, Nicola went on to become Head of Civil Litigation before holding the role of Partner and Head of Contentious Probate. 

Nicola was educated at Kirkham Grammar School before studying law and criminology at The University of Sheffield. She then completed her Legal Practice Course with Distinction at The University of Central Lancashire. 

Nicola grew up in Kirkham and continues to live in the Preston area with her family. She is based in our Lancashire office.