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Irwin Mitchell Adds Will Disputes Expert To Yorkshire Team

Experienced Solicitor Boosts Growing Team


By Dave Grimshaw

Irwin Mitchell has boosted its market leading Wills, Trusts and Estates Disputes team with the addition of an experienced specialist solicitor to work in Leeds and Sheffield.

Julia Burns (née Pearson) has eight years post qualification experience at Clarion Solicitors in Leeds and has worked in the area of disputed wills and trusts for the last 6 years. She has also completed the Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes.

Julia previously worked as a contentious sports and regulatory lawyer and in general commercial litigation before specialising in this growth area of law.

Julia, who will work in both Leeds and Sheffield on cases from around the UK, said: “I’m delighted to join Irwin Mitchell which has an excellent reputation in working with disputed wills and trusts and is seeking to grow further. This is a highly specialist area of law and I will be dealing with all types of claims arising from disputes over wills, trusts and estates.”

Louise Sykes, head of the specialist Wills, Trusts and Estate Disputes team at Irwin Mitchell, said: “We are pleased to welcome Julia to the firm who has a wealth of experience already in this field. This is a highly specialist and niche area of work and we are seeing substantial growth in these cases at Irwin Mitchell.”

The Wills Trusts and Estates Dispute team is currently acting on estates worth a total of over £190m being disputed this year alone and has been asked for help by clients from as far and wide as the Middle East, Asia, North America and even Australia, as well as across Europe.

Read more about Irwin Mitchell's expertise in Wills, Trusts and Estates Disputes.