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Danielle Pawson

Senior Associate

Danielle specialises in disputes relating to wills, trusts and the Court of Protection.

“Thanks Danielle, really appreciated your calm, clear advice with an issue that was significantly stressful for me. We achieved our goal and your input was invaluable.”


Having the benefit of experience in both contentious probate and Court of Protection matters, Danielle is able to deal with complicated disputes concerning mental capacity, which straddle these two specialist areas of law.

Danielle has experience of both settling matters through negotiation and using the Court process, allowing her to be flexible in relation to her clients’ unique circumstances and goals.

  • Successfully negotiating inclusion of a Protected Party’s half-sister in a statutory will dealing with his significant estate in the event of his death.
  • Obtaining a substantial cash settlement from an estate for a surviving spouse who had not been left reasonable financial provision under the terms of her late husband’s will.
  • Successfully defending a proprietary estoppel claim relating to shares in a family business which were allegedly promised to a previous employee by the deceased.


After gaining her law degree at the University of Birmingham, Danielle worked at international firm, Eversheds Sutherland, whilst studying the LPC. She qualified in 2018 with Leeds firm, Clarion, before relocating to the Midlands and joining Wright Hassall.


Student member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Solicitors


Outside work Danielle is a keen netball player and loves exploring the great outdoors with her cockapoo puppy!

Meet the team

Meet the team
Martin Oliver - Contesting a Will Lawyer
Martin Oliver Partner
Charlotte Kahrman Solicitor
Katie Alsop - Will Disputes Lawyer
Katie Alsop Partner & Head of Disputes Group