Adam Draper > Shoosmiths LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Shoosmiths LLP
THE XYZ BUILDING
2 HARDMAN BOULEVARD, SPINNINGFIELDS
MANCHESTER
M3 3AZ
England

Work Department

Private Client - contentious trusts and probate

Position

Adam joined Shoosmiths in May 2016. Adam is a partner based in the Manchester office but assists clients across the UK and overseas.

Adam specialises in all types of trust and succession disputes. He advises high net worth and high profile individuals as well as Trustees and Charities.

He has expertise in advising and representing in relation to Inheritance Act claims, disputes in relation to wills and trusts, claims against Executors and Trustees, proprietary estoppel and statutory wills.

Adam also specialises in resolving contentious Court of Protection disputes. This includes disputed statutory wills and disputes involving Attorneys and Deputies.

Adam was described in Legal 500 as being “… extremely empathetic”.

Adam is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association (PNLA).

Highlights

Re Parnall [2003] – Adam acted for the successful Claimant in establishing that caveats should not be used in Inheritance Act claims.

Abbott v Richardson [2005] – he acted for family members and numerous charities in overturning a will benefitting the deceased’s housekeeper. The court found that the deceased did not have capacity to execute the will.

Slattery v Jagger [2015] – he acted in the successful claim for construction and rectification of a will following a drafting error by the solicitor.

Adam Draper’s interview by LexisNexis®PSL (Adult child claims financial provision under Inheritance Act (Nahajec v Fowle)) can be found here.

Career

Adam studied Law and Criminology at Sheffield University and thereafter the College of Law in Chester. He was previously a partner at Irwin Mitchell having qualified there in 2002.

Memberships

Adam is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association (PNLA).

Education

Adam studied Law and Criminology at Sheffield University and thereafter the College of Law in Chester.

Leisure

Football, Golf

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

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Adam DraperShoosmiths LLP

Shoosmiths LLP covers all matters involving contentious probate disputes, although in recent years it has seen an increase in matters involving probate claims, Inheritance Act claims, and assisting charity clients with defending legacies. Adam Draper leads the Manchester team and is considered ‘an exceptional solicitor‘. Andrew Bishop is an expert in predatory marriage cases and high-value contested estates. Associate Rhiannon Edwards joined from Aaron & Partners LLP in April 2021, while senior associate Liam Brooke joined from Clarion in April 2022.