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I head up the contentious team nationally and handle disputes involving trustees, beneficiaries and executors. I deal with all types of challenges to Wills which can involve issues relating to mental capacity, undue influence and Will irregularities. I also handle claims for financial provision for spouses, cohabitees, children and maintained parties. I have particular experience handling farming dispute claims involving the doctrine of proprietary estoppel.
Paula is a "true specialist" - Legal 500 2016
Paula Myers "inspires a first-rate team" at Irwin Mitchell - Legal 500 2015
"She is absolutely top class – she tackles probate and estates claims with charm and incredible ability." - Legal 500 2014
Paula was also recommended on the national elite lawyers list and is described as ‘‘a serious player... who is confident and knowledgeable, and gets results". - Legal 500 2014
According to impressed sources she "has a limitless ability to carry big cases". - Chambers & Partners 2016
"She is a formidable solicitor. She is very good at explaining difficult concepts to lay clients" - Chambers & Partners 2015
“Very thorough and very diligent Paula Myers receives extensive praise for her expertise. Sources say she is very pragmatic. The advice she gives clients takes into account the commerciality of litigation”. - Chambers & Partners 2014
I like the intellectual challenge of a complicated legal problem and helping clients to achieve a result.
Our national platform, our fantastic people and the achievements and results that we deliver for our clients.
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"As a trustee of a Will, representing minor beneficiaries, I engaged Paula, as a result of a recommendation, to act on my behalf in a dispute with 2 other trustees.
'Paula was able to quickly recommend a strategy to address the dispute. This gave me confidence to continue to defend the interests of the minors and it was obvious that she was an expert in this area, but also she made the risks clear and throughout the case told me what I needed to hear, not necessarily what I wanted to hear. I was extremely happy with the ultimate settlement that was achieved by the efforts of Paula and her team. It was not inexpensive but in life you get what you pay for. Paula's expertise and approach is well worth paying for and I would not hesitate to recommend her services." –Graeme Hall
“While the exhumation of a body to establish a claim is unusual, long legal battles are not unheard of. Whilst most cases are resolved quickly and at reasonable cost, it is impossible to predict the behaviour of an opponent and therefore some litigants find themselves engaged in a dispute for the long-haul. If the case is contentious enough or if it involves a unique point of law, it can pass through several courts and take years to pass down a final judgment.
“The difficulty for Ms Abel is that even if she is proven to be related to Dali, she is likely to have to embark on a further dispute with the Foundation and the Spanish state, to which he left his works.”
“Stephen’s varied litigation background is a fantastic addition to the Chichester team, which handles contentious trust and probate work from clients across the South of England.
“It’s great to see that we’re attracting both new talent and experienced lawyers to our nationally recognised team. Our recent appointments serve to highlight the fact that Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth is a great place to work and that our team is well respected across the country.”
“Kelly’s arrival to the Sheffield team really demonstrates our commitment to building a strong team across the country with the strength in depth to resolve any legal disputes involving wills, trusts and estates. Our team is growing fast and getting great feedback from our clients and we are pleased to have Kelly on board.”
“Our team has gone from strength to strength in recent years, which has been reflected with high rankings in the independent legal guides. Nazia joining our first-tier team shows our commitment to recruiting high-quality and talented specialists so that we can help more clients resolve their disputes.
“Nazia’s expertise in helping clients in disputes involving wills, trusts, estates, and financial abuse claims will further enhance the department’s wide range of experience for clients across the North.”
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