Mitra specialises in inheritance disputes, mental capacity issues, disputes in Court of Protection proceedings and disputes concerning the appointment or the conduct of a Deputy or an Attorney.

She specialises in claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, litigation involving the construction of wills and trusts, disputing wills where the deceased lacked the mental capacity to make a will or was subject to undue influence and advising on the removal and/or substitution of executors of wills.

Mitra advises on the Mental Capacity Act 2005, objections to decisions proposed by a Deputy or an Attorney including decisions concerning a vulnerable person's care, residence, or the proposed terms of a will. 

She also advises on commercial contract disputes including breach of contract and indemnity claims and professional negligence claims relating to and against solicitors, surveyors, architects and financial advisers.

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.
  • Advised a client on a claim relating to the failure of a party to pay our client monies in breach of an indemnity clause.  Represented the client in court proceedings and the claim settled before going to trial with reasonable damages paid to our client together with costs.

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 has completed her Higher Rights training and undertakes advocacy work in the Court of Protection which has the same powers and privileges in relation to mental capacity matters as the High Court.

Interests

In her spare time, Mitra enjoys salsa dancing, cycling, spending time with family and friends and is a keen traveller, having travelled extensively as a student.