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Lynsey Harrison

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Contentious Private Client


Partner – Head of Contentious Private Client Team.


Lynsey deals with all aspects of contentious private client matters and regularly deals with all types of private client litigation.  In particular she advises on complex and high value Will disputes, Inheritance Act claims, Trust disputes and actions relating to the administration of estates. She also advises regularly on professional negligence claims arising out of this area of law.

Lynsey is also nationally recognised for advising on mental capacity disputes including all manner of Court of Protection applications.

Lynsey receives referrals from private individuals and professional clients including a large network of other legal firms. 


Trained at Eversheds; qualified in 2001; became a Senior Associate in 2006 and promoted to Legal Director in 2016; promoted to Partner in 2017.


Member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS). Lynsey was also awarded ACTAPS Contentious Solicitor of the Year in 2015. She is also an affiliate member of STEP and an associate member of Solicitors for the Elderly.


University of Plymouth (1996 LLB Hons - 2.1); Nottingham Law School (Legal Practice Course - Commendation)

Yorkshire and the Humber: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

The 'approachable, sensitive and practical' private client litigation team at Clarion has'a good reputation' for wills, trust and probate disputes. Practice head Lynsey Harrison has been considered 'a leading probate litigator' in the region, and has significant experience handling Inheritance (Provision of Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claims, and disputes regarding the validity of wills. Other key names to note are associates, Louise Dodds - who is highlighted as being 'exceptionally able technically' - and the 'meticulous' Liam Brooke who recently joined the group from Irwin Mitchell. The team's clients include individuals, trusts and building societies.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

The 'excellent' private client practice at Clarion is 'well placed to support owner-managed businesses and their owners' and is 'one of the market leaders in this area'. The team 'goes the extra mile' to handle succession planning matters, and acts as professional attorney or deputy to several individuals who are elderly or require extra support. The team is also adept at handling complex mental capacity disputes. Practice head Vivienne Wild has 'a wealth of experience and is capable of dealing with any level of complexity'. Wild continues to lead a team advising the estate of the late Mr J W Heselden OBE on matters including tax and administration implications in relation to sale of company shares and winding up of the deceased US business. 'Highly skilled and personable private client lawyer' Clare King has the ability to 'flex her style to suit the particular client'. She is instructed by high-net-worth individuals and professionals, as well as local charities and local authorities. The team is also supported by the 'dedicated' Lynsey Harrison who handles contentious matters.

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