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Adam Draper

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Shoosmiths LLP

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Private Client - contentious trusts and probate


Adam is a partner dealing in private client litigtion and heads up the will and trust disputes team. Adam has acted in numerous high value and high profile cases involving claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act and claims relating to the validity of wills. He also deals with professional negligence cases against solicitors, surveyors, accountants, barristers and financial advisors.


Trained at Irwin Mitchell and qualified in 2002.  Became a partner at Shoosmiths in 2016.


Member of Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Practitioners


Sheffield University (BA Law and Criminology)


Football, Golf

North West: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

Shoosmiths LLP  has a ‘highly energetic and enormously competent team that punches well above its weight'. Adam Draper  has a particular emphasis on solicitor negligence and investment advice. Senior associate Richard Marshall  has ‘huge resources of energy and is always prepared to go the extra mile for the client. He considers all possible angles before working out the best strategy for his clients’. Marshall is particularly known for his professional negligence work in defective product designs. Highlights included receiving instructions from Deltic Group (a large UK nightclub operator) to pursue a £1m professional negligence claim against its former insurance brokers. In another significant matter the team secured a successful outcome for its client in a product liability dispute where a small business faced a substantial loss relating to a possible design defect for luxury carpets that it had supplied to a wealthy customer.

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North West: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Shoosmiths LLP's  team has a particular specialism in contentious Court of Protection work and has been instructed in numerous multimillion-pound statutory will disputes. In an unusual case that was widely reported in the press the team was instructed in relation to a burial dispute. Ashes from a third party had been buried in the client’s plot and an application for exhumation was made. The application was successful and Daventry District Council was ordered to pay the costs. Adam Draper   is ‘extremely knowledgeable and negotiates well on his clients’ behalf’. He has a ‘good mix of technical knowledge and practical gumption’.

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