Janice Powell

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Words From Our Clients

"Despite many, many months of hitting 'brick walls' Janice and her team persevered and the case was brought to a very satisfactory conclusion. Having dealt with the legal profession almost continually for the last four years I feel I am in a position to be able to recognise the quality of service I have received from her. She has been both approchable and professional whilst keeping me updated at every stage."

"We have received the highest standard of legal advice from Janice throughout the process to achieve the best possible outcome for the family. Janice is professional, efficient, thorough, friendly and, from our first meeting, has been proactive in chasing progress and kept us regularly updated with clear and concise advice and information regarding our case. Janice and her team have been exceptional and we would wholeheartedly recommend them."

"Janice's knowledge exceeded all my hopes and expectations. The feeling of having someone who genuinely wants to help you reach the best possible solution was something that I will continue to be grateful for."

Janice Powell

Recent Work

Janice is a partner in our Litigation & Dispute Resolution team and a member of ACTAPS, the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists. She is also a member of the Property Litigation Association.

She is a highly experienced litigation specialist, having headed commercial litigation and dispute resolution teams at prominent firms in Cardiff and London.

Janice is an expert in contentious probate issues, including Inheritance Act claims, trust disputes, property disputes, professional negligence, contractual, and company disputes. She has extensive experience of High Court and County Court proceedings, together with mediation, arbitration, adjudication and other alternative dispute resolution procedures. She represents business and individual clients across a full range of sectors.

Prior to her return to Wales, Janice practised in London for over two decades.

Outside of the law, Janice enjoys cultural and heritage visits, hiking, long walks on the beach and running. She is also an afficionado of the karaoke machine, where her specialty is the Abba and 1970s disco back catalogue.

  • Commercial litigation and dispute resolution
  • Contentious probate issues
  • Inheritance Act claims
  • Trust disputes
  • Removal of Executors and Trustees
  • Proprietary Estoppel
  • Claims against attorneys involving financial abuse
  • Property disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Contractual disputes
  • Company disputes
  • Successfully challenging the validity of the client’s late mother’s will on the grounds of lack of Testamentary capacity, knowledge and approval and undue influence. Settled at mediation, where the deceased’s previous will was admitted to probate to achieve equal distribution of her mother’s estate between the two sisters
  • Acting for “common law” male Partner of the deceased, pursuant to the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, following a 25-year relationship. Settled at mediation for a substantial lump sum of damages to enable him to purchase his new home and receive maintenance payments until his death
  • Advising and acting for the beneficiary of a Property Trust, pursuing claims of damages in respect of financial abuse by the trustee. Defending threatened possession proceedings and setting aside financial transactions effected as a result of undue influence, by a family member, upon the deceased during his lifetime
  • Pursuing 1975 Act and proprietary estoppel claim by disinherited son of a farmer. Settled at mediation
  • Application to the court for removal of Executor and Trustee, replacement Executor and claims for an inventory and damages claim against the former Executor and Trustee. Judgement found in favour of our client
  • The Litigation Team is ranked Tier 1 in The Legal 500
  • The Litigation Team is ranked Band 2 by Chambers and Partners
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