Lee Penhaligan

London, United Kingdom

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Practice Areas:

  • Media
  • Contested Probate
Scott-Moncrieff and Associates Ltd

Friendly, practical legal advice from Solicitor with over 25 years' experience. Expertise in dispute resolution to help you sort out your problem as quickly and cost-effectively as possible, and get on with your life.

Previous Employment

H2O Law LLP2001 - 2010

Media contracts, publishing and sponsorship agreements. Property ownership and probate disputes, Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Charles Russell LLP2000 - 2001

Solicitor floating between Media & Entertainment and Private Client Departments. Worked on BBC Fimbles children's tv programme for the producers and for high profile charities and media organisations

Carter-Ruck1990 - 2000

High profile media litigation, Wills, Trusts and property work including dispute resolution.


Lee qualified in 1990, and then trained at a city media firm.

With over 20 years' experience of dispute resolution, Lee's background enables her to advise on probate disputes, including incapacity, undue influence, and Inheritance Act claims, and on property ownership problems and disputes.

Lee has considerable experience of drafting Declarations of Trust (for property purchased in joint names), Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney, and of Court of Protection applications for deputyships.  This includes making fast track applications in urgent matters, and appointments of new trustees to enable property transactions to go ahead where a joint owner has lost capacity.

She is well known for my expertise in copyright and has lectured and have been interviewed by ITN and Channel 4.  I am co-author of the copyright chapter of The Handbook of Creative Writing published by the Edinburgh University Press in 2007.   

Lee started work as a property lawyer, moving on to defamation and copyright litigation and subsequently specialising in media contracts, wills (including the appointment of literary Executors) and probate. This diverse background enables her to advise clients on a wide range of legal problems.

Media clients include publishers, photographic and advertising agencies, and individuals, such as authors, artists, television and theatrical producers. Her background in media litigation gives her a unique insight into drafting and negotiating media and entertainment contracts, including publishing, licensing, film, TV and merchandising agreements.


City University London


1990 - 1991

Solicitors' Final Examination, 1st Class Honours, law
Common Professional Examinations
Solicitors' Final Examinations

Gravesend Grammar School for Girls

Secondary School

1989 - 1989

O Levels and A Levels


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Lee is an expert in her field and has a high level of integrity at a reasonable price

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The Law Society

First Class Honours


Associations & Memberships

The Law Society - since 1996

Professional Body

Court of Protection Practitioners Association - since 2016

Solicitors for the Elderly - since 2016