I'm a solicitor in the Will, Trust and Estate Disputes team based in our Manchester office.
I specialise in a wide range of Estate, Will and Trust disputes that may arise, 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.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
I joined Irwin Mitchell in 2017 and they have always supported me with my training and growth. I feel lucky to work part of a national team which has a wealth of knowledge.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
The most rewarding aspect of my role is being there for people during their most vulnerable time of need, providing that human touch experience.
What inspired you to get into law?
From a young age, I had always been fascinated with the law. During primary school, a police officer attended one of our lessons to speak about his job and the legal world and from that day, I knew I wanted to be in law.
What do you do away from the office?
I enjoyed travelling and live music, if I'm not away visiting a new city, you'll find me at a concert or local gig.
"My experience with Irwin Mitchell has been brilliant. For the past 2 years I have had the pleasure in dealing with Lucy, Christine & Freya. All of them couldn’t have helped me enough, always so helpful, patient and professional. Communication was amazing, my emails were always replied to quickly and I was always kept updated. I can’t thank Lucy, Freya & Christine enough for everything they have done for me in such a stressful situation and achieving the best possible outcome." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Lucy-Allena and Freya Spencer have been absolutely incredible and would highly recommend Irwin Mitchell’s not the outcome we wanted but we have peace of mind for the rest of our lives." - 5* Trustpilot review
"It's hard to put into words how grateful I am to everyone at Irwin Mitchell. During the 2.5 years it took to win my case they couldn't have been more helpful or understanding. They did everything in my best interest. I cannot recommend them enough as they totally outclassed the other side at every turn." - 5* Trustpilot review
"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
"Irwin Mitchell have been amazing. Sorting a stressful situation out for me. Lucy, Rachel, Cori. Well-mannered and very professional. I would recommend these solicitors." - 5* Trustpilot review