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"Elspeth Neilson is very reliable and practical."

The Legal 500 2019

Elspeth Neilson

Elspeth is a partner in the private client department and specialises in both contentious and non-contentious estate and Court of Protection matters and has particular experience in complex estate administrations, including those involving cross-border issues.  Elspeth has experience in estates involving assets in various jurisdictions, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Uganda, United States and Uruguay.

Elspeth frequently advises individuals in connection with Wills, Personal Injury Trusts and Disabled Discretionary Trusts, and is regularly entrusted with politically sensitive estates.  She has acted for various family members of the Grenfell fire victims and Hillsborough disaster victims.

Elspeth is able to accept appointments as a professional attorney and deputy. 

Elspeth is a member of the Private Client Section of the Law Society and provides pro bono advice to a number of charities, including Age UK Camden and the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth.  Elspeth is happy to arrange workshops for charities and community centres in and around London.

Elspeth is also a notary public and can assist individuals and corporate entities with the authentication of documents for use abroad.

Elspeth is happy to meet clients at our offices in Camden and Hampstead, or at her club in Mayfair and Fitzrovia.


What clients say about Elspeth:

“Elspeth explained everything very clearly and made us feel comfortable.”

“We are very pleased with the services of Osbornes. Highly professional and thorough with close attention to detail.”

“The only person I could have thought of to help was you. A big thank you for being so kind and understanding.”

“Elspeth was both highly professional and extremely patient and understanding. A credit to the firm.”

“You’ve been the biggest help in the whole case, thank you so much for everything. Our experience with you and Osbornes was really pleasant and I am glad and thankful for your assistance”

“It’s difficult to explain how grateful I feel for what you’ve done for me. You are a star!”

“Thank you for your excellent help in preparing my Will in a short period of time. Your calm, efficient, professional and pleasant manner is greatly appreciated.  Thank you so much.”


Elspeth’s Reported Cases:

Fischer v Diffley [2013] EWHC 4567 (Ch); [2014] COPLR 212; [2014] WTLR 757

Elspeth represented the Independent Administrator in claims regarding the testamentary capacity of a testatrix suffering with dementia.  The estate involved cross-border issues as well as dealing with various properties and tenants.

Lyons v Kerr-Robinson [2016] EWHC 2137 (Ch)

Elspeth represented the Independent Administrator in claims concerning transfers of money from the deceased’s estate by the former personal representative.


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