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Carla Rist

Director | Sheffield

"Carla Rist is an excellent solicitor - good with clients and very knowledgeable" 
The Legal 500

Call: 0345 340 4230 Mobile: 0797 390 7817

About Carla

Carla is a Director in the Private Client Dispute Resolution team based in the Sheffield Office. She is also a full member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and act as a Trustee for the RSPCA (Sheffield Branch).

She has over 8 years experience in dealing with a wide range of contentious will, trust and estate disputes. She joined Freeths having previously worked at Irwin Mitchell and headed up their Sheffield team. Carla advises on and has expertise in a whole range of private client disputes, having acted for a range of executors, trustees, charities and individuals. She can help with:

  • Contesting the validity of a Will, on grounds of undue execution, capacity, knowledge and approval, undue influence, fraud or forgery, and defending such challenge on behalf of clients
  • Resolving executor disputes and administration disputes
    Burial and funeral disputes
  • Financial abuse claims
  • Trust claims and disputes including proprietary estoppel, resulting and constructive trusts and claims under the Trusts of Land and
  • Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.
  • Professional negligence claims relating to wills, trust and estate advice
  • Claims under the Inheritance (provision for |Family & Dependants) At 1975

Carla is recognised as a Rising Star in The Legal 500 (2024 edition), and an Associate To Watch in the Chambers & Partners (2023 edition).


  • Member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)
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