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Carla Rist

Carla Rist


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"Carla Rist is an excellent solicitor - good with clients and very knowledgeable"
(Legal 500, 2022)

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).

To contact Carla or for more information…

Call: 0345 340 4230
Mobile: 0797 390 7817
Or email: Send an email



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


“Carla Rist in the Sheffield Office is very approachable and is excellent with clients”

(Legal 500, 2023)

“From our first consultation, I knew we were in good hands. Carla’s professionalism and empathy made it possible for our mother to understand the task we were taking on and to trust that IM would be there with us throughout”

(Mrs UM, client’s mother)

“I would recommend you to anyone….I know they Mrs UM, client’s mother would be delighted. You have impressed me very much since the beginning, calm and clever, always on the ball. You also listened to me and explained everything in a way that made it easy for me to understand”

(Mrs EM, client)

“Thank you very much for your kind help and patience during a very prolonged and trying time”

(Mrs RL, client)

“We are very grateful for your professional and sensitive approach with the case and are pleased with the outcome”

(Mrs SL, client)

“Thank you for all your help, time patience and support throughout this difficult time. you have been a pleasure to work with in spite of the awful circumstances”

(Mrs FH, Client)

“Thank you for your hard work so far. I felt confident that I’d got the best team!”

(Mrs KF)

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