Jemma Land
Senior Dispute Resolution Solicitor

Jemma Land


Contentious wills, trusts and probate, including:

  • Disputes over enforcement of promises (Proprietary estoppel/unjust enrichment)
  • Disputes regarding the validity of a will
  • Executor/trustee disputes
  • Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) 1975 Act
  • Equitable claims, including resulting and constructive trust claims
  • Professional negligence claims against will writers

General litigation, including:

  • Property disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Professional negligence claims


Jemma is Senior Dispute Resolution solicitor in the Dispute Resolution department.  She deals will all aspects of general litigation having practiced general litigation for over 12 years. Jemma enjoys all aspect of litigation with a particular interest and specialism in contentious wills, trusts and probate. Jemma has completed her diploma to become an associate member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS). Jemma has successfully pursued claims in both the County Court and the High Court and has resolved matters successfully using various strategies including negotiating with the opponent, joint settlement meetings and mediation. Having grown up on a farming family, Jemma also has a keen interest in farming disputes. Jemma has first-hand knowledge of some of the issues that can affect those working in agriculture. Jemma aims to identify her clients’ objectives at early stage and to try and help her clients achieve those objectives as quickly and cost effectively as possible.

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Work/Services covered

Jemma deals with all aspects of litigation with a particular focus on contentious wills, trusts and probate. Examples of the types of cases Jemma has been involved in are:

  • Bringing and defending claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) 1975 Act to secure a financial award from a deceased person’s estate on behalf of eligible parties such as cohabitees, spouses, children and those financial dependent on the deceased
  • Bringing and defending claims regarding the validity of a will.
  • Defending proceedings issues against her clients for their removal as executor with complex issues such as allegations of fraud
  • Professional negligence claim against a firm of solicitors who drafted a will on behalf of a spouse
  • Advice on whether money received from a Deceased can be classed as an advancement of inheritance resulting in a reduced entitlement under a gift made in a person’s will
  • Numerous claims for farmers bringing a claim to enforce a promise that they would receive the farm on their parent’s death, including one where her client received a six-figure settlement and a percentage interest in the farm
  • Advising a client on a complex proprietary estoppel claim worth in excess of £20m
  • Acted for a claimant in a partnership dispute which was successful at trial in the High Court.
  • Assisting and advising clients in numerous contract disputes, sometimes with multiple defendants
  • Acting for a pension company in multiple matters defending claims regarding pension terms
  • Acting for farmers in respect of professional negligence claims against agronomists and land agents
  • Acting for clients in property disputes such as adverse possession, easements, rights of way, cohabitee disputes and disputes relating to an interest in property.

Route to PCB

Jemma obtain studied her law degree at the University of Leeds and completed her Legal Practice Course at Chester College of Law with distinction. Jemma qualified in a firm in mid-Wales and shortly after she joined PCB. Jemma left PCB and worked for two local Shropshire firms before returning to PCB in April 2024.