Mitra is a specialist in both, contentious Probate and contentious Court of Protection work. 

Her case load includes advising on claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, challenging the validity of wills, removing and/or substituting executors as well as making applications in the Court of Protection on behalf of attorneys, deputies and family members of a protected person. Mitra regularly represents clients in disputed Court of Protection proceedings.

Mitra has a keen interest in Court of Protection work and regularly writes articles for the firm’s website as well as for external publications.  She delivers presentations on a range of subjects and raises awareness on topical issues and issues frequently faced by attorneys and deputies at events like the National Care Show.

Experience

  • Acted for a client in making an application to the Court of Protection for a will to be executed on behalf of the client’s parent who had lost the capacity to make a will.  Represented the client in the proceedings and the Judge authorised the client to execute a will on behalf of the parent.

  • Advised a client on her entitlement to her deceased partner’s estate as the partner had not made any provision for the client in his will.  Negotiated on behalf of the client and the client obtained a share of the deceased’s estate, including the property they shared.

  • Represented a protected person’s parent in proceedings to remove a professional deputy and for the appointment of an alternative deputy as the relationship between the protected person’s family and the deputy had broken down.  The Judge ordered the appointment of a panel deputy, identified by the client as being suitable, since this was in the protected person’s best interests.”

  • Acted for a client attorney in seeking the retrospective approval of the Court of Protection in respect of an investment made by him on behalf of a protected person. The attorney was unaware that the Court’s permission was required prior to funds being placed in that particular investment.  Liaised with the Official Solicitor who represented the protected person and the Judge approved the investment retrospectively without the need for a court hearing.

  • Represented clients in obtaining the Court’s authority to commence court proceedings on behalf of the protected person in the High Court to set aside a property transaction which the protected person had entered into at a time when he lacked capacity.  This was approved by the Court of Protection.”

The practice also has an able contentious arm and routinely acts in high-profile probate and inheritance claims.

Chambers UK 2013

Career

Mitra graduated from the University of Kent with LLB (Honours) and did her Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in London. Mitra completed her training contract with WH, qualifying as a solicitor in the litigation team in 2008. Mitra is focussed on expanding the Court of Protection team at Wright Hassall.  Mitra has developed a strong network with professionals specialising in mental capacity issues and is a member of the Mental Capacity Special Interest Group.

Interests

In her spare time, Mitra enjoys cycling, spending time with family and friends and is a keen traveller, having travelled extensively as a student. She also enjoys cooking and trying out new recipes more than ever now!