Irwin Mitchell Recruits New Will Disputes Partner In Gatwick
Irwin Mitchell has announced the appointment of a new Partner to its Will, Trust and Estate Disputes Team – the firm’s 16th new Partner hire this financial year.
Candy Stockton joins the firm’s Gatwick office in February, having previously been the head of contentious trust and probate in the dispute resolution department at TMW Solicitors.
Specialising in dispute resolution for both private and commercial clients, Candy has wide experience, including handling several high profile matters in the High Court and has successfully completed the ACTAPS (Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists) qualification.
The Irwin Mitchell Will, Trust and Estate Dispute team is the largest specialist national team in the UK and in addition to leading the team in Gatwick and acting for clients in the south; Candy will be using her skills to support colleagues and the firm’s clients throughout the UK.
Commenting on her new role, Candy said: “Irwin Mitchell has a great reputation for putting its clients first and delivering positive outcomes for them, so I’m looking forward to getting involved here in Gatwick and on a national level.
“I’m committed to helping clients with Will, Trust and Estate disputes and to be the first partner in the team here in Gatwick is a big responsibility but also an opportunity to do even more for our clients and expand the wider business moving forward.
“We are seeing an increase in Private Client instructions as people reassess their needs following the pandemic and I’m looking forward to ensuring that we are ready to meet the needs of both existing and future clients as we all navigate the return to normality over the coming months.”
Expert Opinion“We’re one of the largest private client teams in the country and it’s important that we have the right experts across our teams to help our client no matter what the issues they need resolving.
“As our first will dispute Partner in Gatwick, Candy will spearhead the growth of the department and our work in the wider London and southern offices. Her broad experience of everything from High Court cases to mediation will be invaluable in our efforts to go the extra mile for our clients.
“We’re all looking forward to working closely with Candy in what is an exciting time to be joining Irwin Mitchell.” Paula Myers - Partner
Several other new partners have also been recruited in recent months, including Jonathan More as a new construction partner in its London office, Christine Thornley in tax, trusts and estates, Kam Majevadia in will disputes, Angela Jackman in public law and human rights and Danielle Parsons and Deborah Casale in employment. Irwin Mitchell has also recently recruited Kate Fergusson as head of Responsible Business from Pinsent Masons last month.
The firm also confirmed last year it would use a Flexible By Choice approach to ways of working with colleagues choosing where and when they wish to work subject to client requirements.