I assist clients with Will and probates disputes and claims under the Inheritance Act. Sometimes, there is a question over whether the person who made the Will had the necessary mental capacity or whether someone has unduly influenced what was included in their Will - were the correct procedures followed when the Will was made?
I also assist clients, who fall under a specific class, in cases where they feel they did not receive reasonable financial provision under a Will. For example, if a couple were co-habiting and one partner, who was providing financial support to the other, dies and has not left anything to the surviving partner under their Will for their on-going maintenance. I also advise on beneficiary and executor disputes.
What inspired you to get into law?
After studying Geography at university, I worked 3 days a week as a legal assistant at a high street law firm in Worthing and 2 days working in a school. I quickly realised that I preferred working in the law firm to the school as I enjoyed the variety of the work, the range of people that you meet and the challenges of law.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
I find it extremely rewarding, after a long and hard fought case, to reach a good outcome for the client. Being able to exceed a client's expectations and provide them with some peace of mind at the end of a case is particularly satisfying.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
The firm has an excellent team specialising in Contentious Trusts and Probates and Will disputes and it is brilliant to work within such a good team and to have the infrastructure and systems that Irwin Mitchell has in place to take on a large range of cases.
What do you do away from the office?
I enjoy running, sea swimming, cycling and yoga. I took part in the inaugural Brighton marathon and also cycled from London to Paris for the Lymphoma Association. The majority of my time however, is spent with my lovely two young daughters.
"I am really happy with my experience with Irwin Mitchell LPP, Hannah Worricker looked after my file and really put me at ease with the whole process bringing a real sense of calm to any panic I felt with the heightened emotions attached to my file. She explained everything so clearly and in such a professional and personable way." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I could not have gotten through the last few years without the help Hannah Worricker of Irwin Mitchell. Hannah has been kind, listened, and gone above and beyond in helping me get through the death of my Mother and the ensuing legal ramifications of my Mother's Will and dealing with my "family". Her advice has been sound and realistic as well and professional and experienced. I cannot say thank you enough for having Hannah looking after me and my interests. Thank you with the whole of my heart you have been a true blessing and bright light in the darkness." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Irwin Mitchell were at all times very professional in every respect. The Solicitor allotted to my case, Hannah Worricker was kind, compassionate, always with a lovely manner. I was kept informed very well at all times. And the legal jargon was explained to me in a manner I could understand. My case came to successful conclusion a short time ago. I Thank Hannah and all of her colleagues at Irwin Mitchell for all of their hard work on my behalf. I would recommend this firm to anyone who needs Legal help."-5* Trustpilot review
"I was helped mainly by Hannah and Bethan, to assess if it was worth contesting my mother's will. In the end, on the basis of their advice, I decided there was no point in contesting. There was no attempt to 'lead me up the garden path', so as to profit at my expense, unlike some solicitors might well have done, as I have learned to my cost. These business ladies have integrity and honesty."-5* Trustpilot review
"Irwin Mitchell were recommended to me by a solicitor friend. After contacting them I had a detailed and helpful initial conversation with Hannah Worricker, who then laid out my options for my case, which involved contesting a will. The case took four years to finally be settled, as there was a considerable amount of evidence to be collected and presented. While Hannah was the associate solicitor who ran the case, she involved Bethan Smith, an Irwin Mitchell solicitor who turned out to be excellent, working at a slightly less expensive rate in order to keep the legal bill more manageable. Bringing a legal case is not cheap and far from risk-free, but Hannah advised me of our situation at every stage of the journey, and Bethan chased and negotiated for me all the way to the final settlement. I would advise anyone finding themselves needing to contest a will to talk to Hannah and Bethan at Irwin Mitchell." - 5* Trustpilot review