Lee Silk

Lee is a partner and works in the firm’s Dispute Resolution Department.

Lee joined the firm in March 2012 and has established an excellent reputation as a solicitor. He acts for both Claimants and Defendants on a broad spectrum of disputes in both the High Court and County Court. Examples of such disputes include:

  • Professional negligence actions against solicitors, accountants and other professionals.
  • Medical/Clinical negligence actions where patients have received substandard care.
  • Construction disputes relating to final accounts, defective works and the interpretation of contractual terms.
  • Business disputes following the breakdown of commercial relationships.
  • Land and property disputes for both residential and commercial clients. 
  • Defamation (libel and slander) claims.

 Probate and Trust Claims

Lee also has experience in probate and trust disputes. These include :

  • Applications under the Inheritance (provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 in respect of individuals who have not inherited, or have not received reasonable financial provision, from a deceased’s estate.
  • Claims on behalf of beneficiaries against trustees for breach of trust regarding the mismanagement of trust assets.
  • Claims concerning the validity of wills.  
  • Claims concerning the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.

 Recent cases

More recently Lee’s caseload includes:

  • X v Y NHS Trust [2021]: Obtaining a sizeable settlement after the suicide of the husband/father. The deceased’s death would have been prevented if the trust’s mental health team had appropriately assessed him.
  • Obtaining a six figure settlement in a professional negligence claim against a firm of solicitors for their negligent advice in relation to a commercial lease.
  • Obtaining an interim injunction against a developer for breach of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 and damaged caused to the client’s property.
  • Acting for a Claimant in a successful defamation claim which concluded on the first day of the trial in the High Court, with the client receiving damages in excess of £100,000.
  • A High Court personal guarantee claim which settled the day before trial and which involved untested areas of law.
  • Acting for an executor and sole beneficiary in a claim, brought by the deceased’s estranged son, under the Inheritance (provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
  • Acting for a cohabitee in a successful claim under the Inheritance (provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. The claim settled favourably at mediation.
  • Acting for a Claimant in successful defamation claim relating to an inaccurate employment reference.

Lee is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association.

Lee also assists in the firm’s Property Department and has significant experience of dealing with both residential and commercial transactions. Lee can be contacted by email at: lee@curzongreen.co.uk