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FBC Manby Bowdler LLP

GEORGE HOUSE, ST JOHN'S SQUARE, WOLVERHAMPTON, WV2 4BZ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01902 578000
Fax:
Fax 01902 311886
DX:
702433 WOLVERHAMPTON-5
Email:
Web:
www.fbcmb.co.uk

Kimberly Mears

Tel:
Work 01902 392455
Email:
FBC Manby Bowdler LLP

Work Department

Commercial Litigation

Position

An Associate at the Firm, Kim is a member of the Firm’s Disputed Probate Team and advises clients on all aspects of contentious trusts and probate disputes. Kim is currently studying for her Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) accreditation, which she hopes to complete this year.

Career

Kim joined the Firm as a Paralegal in the Commercial Property Department in 2007, commenced her training contract in 2008, qualified as a Solicitor in the Commercial Litigation Department in 2010 and was appointed an Associate in April 2016.

Member

Social Secretary for Wolverhampton Law Society

Education

Kim obtained a 2:1 (Hons) LLB Law Degree from the University of Leeds in 2006, before completing the Legal Practice Course at The College of Law in Birmingham in 2007.

Leisure

Cooking, keeping fit and spending time with her family.


West Midlands: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Next generation lawyers

Kimberly Mears - FBC Manby Bowdler LLP

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Key figures at FBC Manby Bowdler LLP include the Wolverhampton-based Craig Ridge, who heads the contentious trusts and probate practice and has a strong specialism in high-value and complex multi-party probate claims. In recent work, the team handled a trust deed rectification matter, which involved professional negligence proceedings; the removal of a personal representative on the grounds of breach of fiduciary duty; and a claim under the Inheritance Act 1975. Associate Kimberly Mears handles Inheritance Act matters and is recommended alongside family partner Philip Cowell and STEP practitioner Margaret Rowe, both based in Telford.

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