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Tel:
Work 0161 930 5151
Fax:
Fax 0161 930 5252
Email:
Web:
www.gorvins.com

Christine Thornley

Tel:
Work 0161 930 5278
Email:
Web:
www.gorvins.com
Gorvins Solicitors

Work Department

Private Client/Contentious Wills & Probate/Personal Tax, Trusts & Probate

Position

Head of Wills and Estate Planning, Christine joined Gorvins over 10 years ago as a newly qualified solicitor and was promoted to Partner and Head of Private Client in 2012. Christine specialises in advising clients and business owners on inheritance tax and succession planning, including advice around securing business and business property relief. Christine acts as a professional attorney, deputy and trustee for many high net worth clients. Christine is also particularly specialised in advising families with disabled beneficiaries in particular those with severe learning difficulties and autism.

Career

Trained Gorvins Solicitors, qualified in 2006

Member

Christine is a member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Education

University of Sheffield (LLB Hons), LPC undertaken at the Chester College of Law


North West: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

The team at Gorvins Solicitors combines wills, trusts and probate experts with lawyers from a pure disputes background, advising on cases involving fradulent wills, Inheritance Act claims and questions over mental capacity. Christine Thornley jointly heads up the contentious trusts and probate team with senior partner Mark Deverell. The team was boosted during 2018 by the arrival of senior associate Julie Burgess from Weightmans LLP.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Gorvins Solicitors regularly acts for family business owners and high-net-worth individuals on complex and high-value matters relating to wills, disabled beneficiaries and Court of Protection issues. The team is led by Christine Thornley, who has particular expertise in succession planning, and includes newly promoted partner Michael Smoult and senior associate Tasoula Addison.

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