Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

United Kingdom > Yorkshire and the Humber > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate > Law firm and leading lawyer rankings



Index of tables

  1. Contentious trusts and probate
  2. Leading individuals

Leading individuals

  1. 1

Who Represents Who

Find out which law firms are representing which Contentious trusts and probate clients in Yorkshire and the Humber using The Legal 500's new comprehensive database of law firm/client relationships. Instantly search over 925,000 relationships, including over 83,000 Fortune 500, 46,000 FTSE350 and 13,000 DAX 30 relationships globally. Access is free for in-house lawyers, and by subscription for law firms. For more information, contact


Irwin Mitchell’s ‘outstanding’ team is led by Paula Myers, a ‘true specialist’ who often acts for high-profile individuals. The team handles claims involving issues of validity, capacity and undue influence.

Bell & Buxton’s ‘very sophisticated’ practice is headed by ‘no-nonsense litigator’ Mary Butler and specialises in matters arising from forged wills and Court of Protection issues. Alex Watkinson has joined Taylor & Emmet LLP.

Led by the ‘personable and attentive’ Lynsey Harrison, the ‘extremely strong’ team at Clarion often handles Court of Protection matters, as well as cases with an international element. Harrison is supported by highly regarded associate Louise Dodds.

Jones Myers LLP is noted for its strong expertise in multi-jurisdictional matters. The group is led by the well-regarded Martin Holdsworth.

Lupton Fawcett Denison Till’s group is led by Howard Rutter, who handles inheritance disputes involving farms and family businesses, and includes Jonathan Cripwell, who often advises on will validity, breach of trust and Inheritance Act claims.

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP’s team is considered ‘a safe pair of hands’. Key figures include ‘exceptionally good’ practice head Peter Duffus and Kevin Webster.

The ‘well-regarded’ team at LCF Law is headed by the ‘extremely personable’ Ragan Montgomery and often handles capacity issues and Inheritance Act claims.

McCormicks regularly handles testamentary capacity, Inheritance Act claims and joint ownership issues. Peter McCormick is the key figure.

Ridley & Hall’s group is headed by Jill Waddington, who has been handling matters involving financial abuse of the deceased by family members.

Taylor & Emmet LLP’s ‘exceptional’ practice is led by the ‘technically very good’ Alex Watkinson, who arrived from Bell & Buxton in 2015.

GC Diversity and Inclusion Report

In partnership with...

International comparative guides

Giving the in-house community greater insight to the law and regulations in different jurisdictions.

Select Practice Area

Press releases

The latest news direct from law firms. If you would like to submit press releases for your firm, send an email request to

Legal Developments in the UK

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to

Press Releases in the UK

The latest news direct from law firms. If you would like to submit press releases for your firm, send an email request to