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Michael Smoult

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Work 0161 930 5278
Email:
Web:
www.gorvins.com
Gorvins Solicitors

Work Department

Private Client

Position

Michael is a Senior Associate Solicitor in the Private Client team at Gorvins Solicitors. He advises clients on will preparation and estate administrations as well as inheritance tax planning. He also works on a number of contentious probate and estate disputes building on his previous experience in the dispute resolution team. Mike gives practical, hands on, constructive and realistic advice to business owners in relation to their tax planning, making sure that his advice fits in with the reality of their business. Mike also handles a number of statutory will applications and acts as deputy and attorney for a wide range of clients.

Career

Qualified in 2008. Trained at Mace and Jones, Liverpool and Manchester from 2007 - 2010. Solicitor at Gorvins from 2011 to date.

Member

Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Education

St Mary's College, Crosby (1995 - 2000); King George V, Southport (2000 - 2002); Lancaster University LLB (Hons) (2002 - 2005); LPC at Chester College of Law (2006 - 2007)


North West: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Gorvins Solicitors' private client practice routinely works with its litigation, corporate and commercial teams to help clients and is well placed to handle the full range of complex and high value matters. The group regularly advises on issues surrounding fraudulent wills, invalid wills where there are issues of mental capacity at the time of the writing of the will and on problems with executors and trustees. It also handles complex cases where a client leaves an estate but certain assets may have been transferred to other people before the deceased passed away. Mark Deverell and Christine Thornley  are key partners in the practice. Senior associate Michael Smoult  often advises on contentious estates, disputed wills and Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975 claims.

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