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I advise and represent clients involved in any type of dispute concerning wills, trusts and estates including:
Achieving good results for clients in challenging circumstances.
I like to spend time with friends and family and generally try to relax when I am not at work.
“It can be incredibly costly in the long run to let your will languish with outdated information. In this case, the deceased led a double life and stayed married to his former wife while living with his mistress at the time of his death. It’s vital to consider the consequences of staying married to someone when the relationship has broken down irretrievably, particularly if you then have a second family.
“It’s unusual to have infant children as claimants in an Inheritance Act dispute, but it was necessary here to provide for their future – particularly as the relationship between the two separate families was unfriendly at best.”
“I worked in in the North West before I joined Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth and so it’s great to be moving back to Manchester to start building a new Will, Trust and Estate Disputes team here. We are already the number one ranked team in the country and are looking to grow further in the coming years.
“This is a specialist area of law as disputes arising from estates and wills are usually highly emotionally charged and can create friction between family and friends. It requires a sensitive touch but it is important for clients to know that we are prepared to take their cases to the highest courts if necessary.
“While I will be based in Manchester I can draw support from some of the best private client lawyers and resources in the country at Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth.”
“The case highlights the important but often unknown impact that marriage has on a will. Not many people appreciate that getting married will revoke an existing will. This was a point raised by the Law Commission in the consultation on wills and whether the law should be changed.”
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