Anna Metadjer

Senior Associate

Dispute Resolution

"very competent, calm and reassuring"

Legal 500 UK, 2019

"Very knowledgeable in the area. She is extremely organised and will fight hard for her client’s interests"

The Legal 500 UK, 2021

Anna is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution team with a wide range of litigation experience, including in complex commercial, trust, succession, and Court of Protection disputes.

Anna trained at Kingsley Napley and joined the Dispute Resolution team in 2016. She has been recommended in Legal 500.

Anna acts for clients bringing and defending claims against estates, including challenges to the validity of wills, and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. She regularly advises beneficiaries and trustees in relation to trust-related disputes, such as breaches of trust, directions applications, and claims pursuant to the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996. Anna also has experience in Court of Protection disputes relating to the appointment or conduct of attorneys and deputies and the recovery of assets misappropriated from incapacitated individuals.

Anna’s wider litigation experience includes complex and high value corporate and contractual disputes, multi-jurisdictional fraud cases, intellectual property, and professional negligence claims.

Anna is a member of the firm’s Charity and Pro Bono Committees. She volunteers at the Royal Courts of Justice Citizens Advice Centre and Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre, where she supervises the contentious probate advice sessions. She carries out pro bono work for Z2K, a charity which provides representation for individuals at the First Tier Tribunal in relation to the refusal of disability benefits.

Areas of experience

  • Wills, Trusts and Inheritance Disputes;
  • Court of Protection Disputes;
  • Commercial and Contract Disputes;
  • Corporate & Internal Investigations;
  • Professional Negligence;
  • Injunctions;
  • Civil fraud; and
  • Litigation with multi-jurisdictional elements

Recent experience

  • Successfully settling a 1975 Act claim for a surviving spouse who had been left out of her husband’s will, and achieving a substantial award.  
  • Acting in a complex dispute concerning the misappropriation of estate assets held through trust structures in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Acting for an adult child in successfully settling a 1975 Act claim, and achieving a significant increase to the inheritance received under his father’s will.
  • Acting for an executor in relation to claims against an estate concerning allegations of historical sexual abuse by the deceased.
  • Acting in a multijurisdictional claim involving the recovery of funds which had been misappropriated from pension funds.
  • Acting in a high value Consumer Credit Act dispute regarding unpaid loans.
  • Acting for a deputy in relation to an application for directions to the Court of Protection regarding the sale of P’s assets, and application for the removal of the deputy by P.
  • Acting for Rangers Football Club in various proceedings and contractual disputes with Sports Direct.
  • Acting as assistant to the Supervising Solicitor in a case involving search orders and delivery up orders.
  • Achieving a commercial settlement for a company in a claim about the ownership of valuable intellectual property, and allegations of conspiracy to defraud.
  • Acting in a dispute between co-trustees regarding a disagreement regarding the entitlement of beneficiaries to income distributions and how to invest the trust assets.



Anna Metadjer: very hardworking and efficient; excellent with clients”

Legal 500 UK 2022



Professional societies and memberships

  • Completed the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists qualification 
  • Court of Protection Practitioners Association
  • The Contentious Trusts Association
  • Junior London Solicitors Litigation Association
  • Law Society

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Dealing with a dispute professionally and commercially takes skill. We assist and support our clients with both legal knowledge and strategy.


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Wills, Trusts and Inheritance Disputes

Bringing or defending disputes over wills, trusts and estates is especially demanding. Seeking expert legal advice at an early stage is crucial.

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Challenging the Validity of Trust

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Varying Trusts

Breach of Trust

Fiduciary Duty Claims

Cost Protection and Seeking Court Approval of Trustees Actions

Provision of Information by Trustees to Beneficiaries

Removal of Trustees

Shareholder and Director Disputes

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Insolvency Litigation

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Financial Services Disputes

We represent individuals and businesses in high value and complex claims against banks and financial institutions.

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Corporate disputes can be stressful, disruptive and damaging. We provide tactical and strategic advice to businesses and individuals.

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Our experienced team of litigators act for claimants in bringing claims against professionals when they get it wrong.

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