Charities sue jailed solicitor and her firm over lost estate monies

Publication Date

04 Aug 2020


A jailed former Yorkshire solicitor is being sued by charities who were left money by one of her clients where she was co-executor.

It emerged from a court ruling published this week that two claims have been brought against Linda Box, a former partner with Wakefield firm Dixon Coles and Gill, who contend they have sustained loss from her criminal activities.

Box was jailed for seven years in 2017 after admitting 12 offences of fraud, theft and forgery and was ultimately struck off the roll of solicitors. She faces claims from the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, Yorkshire Cancer Research, British Heart Foundation and the National Trust, who allege that Box appropriated monies payable to them from the estate of the deceased Ernest Scholefield.


Alexander Learmonth QC

Practice Areas

Trusts, Wills & Estates