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Michelle Rose

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Private Client




How Can Michelle Help You?

Michelle leads our Private Client department in Bristol and its specialist team of 7 qualified and dedicated solicitors. The team work with clients who are faced with disputes arising out of Wills, probate and trusts.

Having many years of litigation experience in this area, Michelle is now recognised as one of the leading individuals in this uniquely specialised area of law. Michelle is highly regarded for her commercial and strategic awareness and has the ability to tailor and create the right team and strategy for clients.

Meeting Your Needs

Michelle understands that each clients needs are different and in particular the importance of ensuring that the value of any Estate, large or small, where there is a dispute, is not eroded by expensive legal costs.

You can be confident that Michelle and her team will handle your dispute with both sensitivity and with the benefit of many years of litigation experience.

What Others Say

Chambers and Partners recommend Michelle as a leading individual, 'respected by her peers and clients alike'. She is 'a true specialist' on contentious matters.

Legal 500 considers the team to be one of the best for contentious probate and describes Michelle as 'a bright, tough litigator and excellent with clients', that she 'has a much-needed calm and reassuring presence', and that she is 'a tough and highly skilful lawyer'.

The ‘approachable and exceptionally capable’ Michelle Rose heads the team at VWV, which often acts as court-appointed independent administrator and trustee. The team is rated by clients as ‘providing a very professional level of service that is simply excellent’. - Legal 500

A client for whom Michelle has recently resolved an acrimonious family trust dispute says 'Michelle … is just brilliant to have on your side. Not only is she personally lovely to work with, Michelle is a real expert and professional. … Michelle's great intelligence and strategic approach singles her out … In my own profession I work with lawyers frequently: many of them are bright and impressive but none as capable as Michelle.'

Another client for whom Michelle settled an acrimonious will dispute says 'I expected expert legal advice, that is what I'm paying for. What I didn't expect was such compassion, sensitivity and personal service, it was amazing. Thank you.'


Michelle was one of the first regional members of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).

London: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

VWV provides an ‘outstanding service’ with the ‘sensible and approachable’ Michelle Rose  at the helm. Marianne Nankervis  is ‘full of energy and ability’ and Fiona Lawrence is ‘meticulous in her attention to detail and has an excellent client manner’. Julia Hardy  is a ‘real gem’ and Sally Rushton is ‘wise and charming’. Rose is appointed on a regular basis as an independent administrator and court-appointed deputy. Clients include individuals, charities, high-net worth business clients, film producers, journalists, private banks, celebrities as well as politicians.

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South West: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Michelle Rose - VWV

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

VWV is a ‘high-quality and professional firm providing really good advice’. Head of the department Michelle Rose is ‘the visionary leading the firm from strength to strength’ and is currently acting on ten substantial and complex estates as an independent administrator. She is also working as a deputy in relation to a multimillion-pound estate. Rose and senior associate Fiona Lawrence are 'both excellent, with excellent client service and good commercial sense’. Lawrence specialises in complex, cross-border disputes. Senior associate Marianne Nankervis has ‘obvious aptitude’ and extensive experience in professional negligence claims relating to the drafting of wills and trusts and tax advice.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

VWV is recommended by clients ‘in particular regarding wills, personal tax and trusts’ . The ‘competent and professional firm’ is headed by Michelle Rose. Mary McCrorie is ‘on point with current issues and able to find practical solutions’; she advises on probate administration and all aspects of tax and accounting, specialising in cross-border and foreign assets. Rachel Armstrong focuses on succession planning for farming clients, such as advising on moral obligations and on inheritance tax and capital gains considerations.

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