Michael Smoult > Gorvins Solicitors > Stockport, England > Lawyer Profile

Gorvins Solicitors

Work Department

Private Client


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.


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


Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP)


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)

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate

Headed up by succession planning specialist Christine Thornley, the team at Gorvins Solicitors provides advice to high-net-worth individuals and family business owners on matters relating to disabled beneficiaries, wills and Court of Protection issues. Notable areas of growth for the practice include contentious probate cases, often acted in by Michael Smoult, as well as inheritance tax planning work, handled by ‘empathic‘ senior associate Tasoula Addison.