Alexia Thomas is our exclusively recommended Contentious Trust and Probate Specialist in Wales on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Alexia directly using the contact details listed above.
I joined Redkite in 2018 having previously worked in a top tier disputes team in Cardiff for 9 years.
I am an experienced litigator with a particular specialism in will, trust and estate disputes. I have dealt with all sorts of disputes in my career but some of my most recent estate disputes include:
- Acting for a defendant in a claim brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 which resulted in a very favourable settlement for my client. I have also acted for a claimant in a similar claim involving a multi-million pound estate.
- Acting for claimants in a number of proprietary estoppel claims against substantial estates relating to farmland.
- Acting for multiple defendants in a claim brought by a disgruntled family member who sought to challenge the validity of a will on the ground that the deceased lacked capacity. I was able to settle the claim early on in the proceedings on very favourable terms for my clients.
- Successfully removing a professional executor of an estate (a well known national law firm) by issuing a claim in the High Court, London. I acted for the main beneficiaries of the estate who were unhappy with the lack of progress of the estate administration.
My commercial background makes me a pretty ruthless opponent, but I also have a very compassionate side. Most of my clients first come to me at a time when they feel vulnerable and upset with something happening in their personal life. Helping my clients resolve their family disputes is the most satisfying part of my job and it is why I love what I do.
Whilst I live in West Wales, I act for clients both locally and nationally.
Since 1898, Redkite Solicitors have been helping individuals, families and businesses across Wales and England resolve their legal issues with dedicated support and tailored solutions.
Redkite Solicitors was formed following the merger in 2011 of two large firms of Solicitors, Lowless & Lowless who were based in Pembrokeshire in Wales, and Morris Roberts Solicitors of Carmarthenshire, Wales.
Over the years we have been joined by many other firms of Solicitors including Paul Settatree & Co, Walter Williams Solicitors, Rogers-Haggar, Trant & Richards and Steel & Hitchcock.
Our quest to grow and find the most dedicated legal experts in the UK brought us to a merger in 2017 with three longstanding law firms, Charles Crookes of Cardiff, George Tudor & De Winton of Brecon and The Phoenix Legal Group of Stroud, Stonehouse and Dursley in Gloucestershire.
The Phoenix Legal Group itself comprises of four law firms from the Gloucester area; Goldinghams LLP, Lapage Norris Sons and Saleby Ltd, Read & Co Solicitors and Scott Keen LLP who also decided to merge in 2011.
In 2018 we were joined by the staff and clients of Harris Arnold Solicitors of Swansea who have been providing legal services to the people of Swansea and surrounding areas since 1905 and, in 2019, we welcome Ledbury based firm Orme & Slade Solicitors into the Redkite fold.
While Redkite Solicitors continues to evolve and improve, some things will always remain the same: our passion for helping people and our dedication to the communities in which our offices are located.