I work in the Will, Trust and Estate Disputes Team at Irwin Mitchell. We have a large national offering and specialise in:
- Inheritance Act claims
- Will challenges
- Trustee/executor disputes
- TOLATA (Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act) claims
- Contentious Court of Protection work.
What inspired you to get into law?
I got my first full time job as an office junior in a law firm and worked my way up. My career was on hold while I raised my children but I am back now and loving law more than ever.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
Generally, because of the nature of the work that we do the opposition is usually a family member or friend which can make cases very highly charged emotionally but the outcome can have a massive impact on the lives of our clients.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
Irwin Mitchell is progressive and inclusive and dedicated to excellent client service. I genuinely believe that we deliver the expert hand, human touch that we hold ourselves out to.
What do you do away from the office?
I have four children and two sausage dogs and they keep me pretty busy. I am also an keen fitness enthusiast and have been competing in women’s bodybuilding championships for the last 2 years. I think that the total strength, determination and self motivation that the sport requires, is reflected in my work.
"I highly recommend Marie Newton at Irwin Mitchell, who represented us during a particularly stressful (and very personal) case. Marie guided us through a complex legal process with complete professionality - a process which would've been almost unbearable had it not been for her support... You need to know that those who you seek counsel from are beyond reproach. Marie is one such individual.
"For us, it was the first time we'd been through anything like this, so just knowing that we had her by our side made all the difference. That Irwin Mitchell collectively has considerable depth and breadth of experience provided further benefit that I suspect smaller firms would struggle to match. (As a side note, I simply cannot fathom how Marie managed to deal as she did with the many twists and turns of our case on top of those of her other clients).
"So if you're reading this Marie, know that I'm very grateful for your help over the last few months. Aside from your expertise you have the human touch, which has made an otherwise incredibly difficult situation that little bit easier to bear. Thank you for going the extra mile for us." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Even during the pandemic the solicitors at Irwin Mitchell gave a great professional and very helpful service. Although all communication had to be via telephone and email everything went smoothly and efficiently. Highly recommended" - 5* Trustpilot review
"Marie Newton helped us to negotiate an extremely stressful situation in a way that was both professional and kind. She was consistently quick, thoughtful and responsive to our concerns. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her and the team at Irwin Mitchell to anyone seeking considered legal advice." - 5* Trustpilot review
"We instructed Irwin Mitchell in a Will dispute claim. Our solicitor was honest and professional throughout and we ended up achieving a very good result without the need of stressful court proceedings. We would not hesitate to use or recommend Irwin Mitchell again." - 5* Trustpilot review
“We cannot praise Marie and the team at Irwin Mitchell highly enough… She explained everything that was going on every step of the way in a way that we could understand easily and put our minds very much at rest in an awful situation. She was friendly and easy to speak with (and contact) while being extremely professional. While we hope we will not have to, we would not hesitate to use [Marie] again.” - 5* Trustpilot review