I'm a solicitor in our Manchester office. I'm part of our Wills Trusts and Estate Disputes team. I've been with Irwin Mitchell since February 2017 and qualified as a solicitor in May 2021.
I specialise in private client disputes and litigation, including:
- Will validity challenges
- Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975
- Disputes surrounding the ownership of assets under the Trust of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 and constructive trust cases
- Executor and trustee disputes
- Proprietary estoppel cases
- Financial abuse matters.
I act for private individuals nationally in both advancing and defending such claims.
"I would like to thank Heather Roberts and Lucy-Allena McIlroy for their amazing hard work and dedication in dealing with my case. From start to finish they have shown true professionalism and have not only have they been my solicitor’s, who are in a position of authority, but they were also very approachable which made my journey over the last 10 months less stressful than it has been with previous solicitors I have dealt with. They have renewed my faith in solicitors and I will certainly be recommending them to any of my friends who need any advice. Thank you very much" – 5* Trustpilot review
"I was very lucky to find Heather Roberts and Lucy-Allena McIlroy willing to take on our case. They provided outstanding professional service in a complex family situation, giving very professional and well explained advice - but always in a kind and extremely sensitive way to their client who was in a very distressing situation.
I was most impressed by their grasp of the case with an eye for detail, their incredibly fast response times, and the fact that they indulged me with my preference for straight talking getting to the point rather than verbose legalese. Achieved a good result in the circumstances, taking note of and adhering to the specific wishes of their client. No hesitation in recommending wholeheartedly. I would use again in a heartbeat, although I hope not to have to. Thank you Heather and Lucy - sanity savers!" - 5* Trustpilot review