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About the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists

Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists
The Association was established for lawyers specialising in contentious trust and probate work. It provides a forum for specialists to exchange experience and know-how in this specialist area. Members hold seminars, conferences and meetings to promote the enhancement of the specific skills specialisation and expertise in this area.

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Our ACTAPS Lawyers

Joseph Henry

Joseph Henry

Joseph Henry is a solicitor in the firm's Dispute Resolution and Civil Litigation Team and is based in our Ely office. Joseph qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and joined Ward Gethin Archer in June 2017.

Joseph specialises in civil litigation and is able to assist clients on a wide range of contentious matters including professional negligence claims, property disputes, inheritance issues and contract disputes.

Joseph trained and qualified at a Cambridge firm and before joining Ward Gethin Archer was working at a Legal 500 firm in London.

When he is not working, Joseph enjoys spending time with his family and cooking.

Email Joseph Henry 

Telephone Joseph Henry 01353 646108

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

Member of The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)Member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association

Cheryl Page

Cheryl Page

Cheryl is a solicitor, Director and Head of the Private Client Department. She advises on wealth management, trusts, probate, wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and elderly client and Court of Protection work and associated tax issues.

She is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) and Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).

Cheryl has successfully completed the STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes.

She is also a Notary Public.

In her spare time, Cheryl enjoys coarse fishing, gardening and sewing.

Email Cheryl Page 

Telephone Cheryl Page 01553 660033

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

Member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Will Writers CodeMember of The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)Members of Solicitors for the ElderlyMember of The Notaries Society

Richard Pennington

Richard Pennington

Richard is a solicitor and Director in our Family, Civil Litigation and Employment departments based in King's Lynn.

Richard became a solicitor in 1986, and has been a Director since May 1991. Richard brings over 20 years of litigation experience and deals with particularly contentious financial issues in divorces for SME owners and their spouses, commercial disputes of all sorts, contentious probate matters and professional negligence disputes for the firm.

Richard is a trained civil litigation mediator, a Member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association and a Resolution Trained Collaborative Family Lawyer able to deal with collaborative work, and is also a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists.

Richard is also the Chair of YMCA Norfolk and a trustee of a number of local charities, a church elder and a member of the Lawyers Christian Fellowship.


As published in The UK Legal 500 2014 East Anglia Private client Family recommended Law firms:

"Richard Pennington at Ward Gethin Archer is 'an old-fashioned litigator with a superb legal brain and great tactical awareness'; he regularly advises on contentious divorce settlements."

Email Richard Pennington 

Telephone Richard Pennington 01553 667202

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

Member of ResolutionMember of The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)Member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers AssociationResolution Collaborative Lawyer