I joined Redkite as an Associate Solicitor in 2018 having previously worked in a top tier commercial disputes team in Cardiff for 9 years.
I am an experienced litigator with a particular specialism in contested wills, trust and estate disputes. I have dealt with all sorts of disputes in my career but some of my most recent cases include:
- Acting for a defendant in a claim brought under the Inheritance (provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 which resulted in a very favourable settlement for my client. I have also acted for a claimant in a similar claim involving a multi-million pound estate.
- Acting for a claimant in a proprietary estoppel claim against a £1.5mil estate relating to farmland.
- Acting for multiple defendants in a claim brought by a disgruntled family member who sought to challenge the validity of a will on the ground that the deceased lacked capacity. I was able to settle the claim on very favourable terms for my clients.
- Successfully removing a professional executor of an estate (a well known national law firm) by issuing a claim in the High Court, London. I acted for the main beneficiaries of the estate who were unhappy with the lack of progress of the estate administration.
My commercial background makes me a pretty ruthless opponent, but I also have a very compassionate side. Most of my clients first come to me at a time when they feel vulnerable and upset with something happening in their personal life. Helping my clients resolve those issues is the most satisfying part of my job and it is why I love what I do.
Whilst I live in West Wales, I act for clients both locally and nationally.
I am a trustee of the Gower Society.
In my spare time I like to run and spend time with my young family.
Alexia Thomas provided a personal and professional service at a very difficult time. Her empathy and understanding allied to her obvious knowledge of a very difficult area of law gave me confidence that the issues I was facing in having to deal with the estate of a loved one would be dealt with in the best possible manner. I would not hesitate in recommending her services..