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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.

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