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Shakespeare Martineau LLP

TWO COLTON SQUARE, LEICESTER, LE1 1QH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0116 254 5454
Fax:
Fax 0116 255 4559
DX:
17014 LEICESTER-2
Email:
Web:
www.shma.co.uk

Andrew Wilkinson

Tel:
Work 0116 257 6125
Email:
Web:
www.shma.co.uk/people/andrew-wilkinson/
Shakespeare Martineau LLP

Work Department

Contentious probate

Position

Partner

Career

Andrew acts for individuals and charities in resolving disputes regarding wills, trusts, estates and powers of attorney.

As head of our contentious probate team, Andrew handles a wide variety of disputes for local, national and international clients. He has particular expertise in dealing with disputes regarding high value and complex estates, often including cross-border elements.

He is an experienced litigator, both in the High Court and the Court of Protection, but is also is very experienced in methods of alternative dispute resolution, particularly mediation.

Languages

French

Member

Andrew is a full member of ACTAPS (the Association for Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists).


East Midlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Elsewhere in the East Midlands

Within: Commercial litigation: Elsewhere in the East Midlands

Shakespeare Martineau LLP is a strong performer across the full spectrum of general commercial disputes, including partnership and shareholder cases and warranty claims. It is also highly regarded in more specialised areas; Martin Noble heads up the offering in relation to intellectual property disputes, while Andrew Wilkinson leads the contentious probate practice. Elsewhere, the firm's other strengths include professional negligence claims and matters arising from employees'/directors' theft of confidential/commercially sensitive data.

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East Midlands: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Andrew Wilkinson's team at Shakespeare Martineau LLP is reputed for its expertise in administering grant-making and government-funded charities. It also undertakes a wide-range of registration, governance, property, corporate transactions, regulatory and employment matters. Sectors of particular expertise include social housing, animal charities and education. The group also acts for a number of charitable trustees and directors of not-for-profit organisations.

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Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Shakespeare Martineau LLP demonstrates strong capabilities in will disputes, Inheritance Act claims, Court of Protection work and related professional negligence, among other matters. It generates work from private clients, accountants, farmers, landed estates and professional trustees, among others. The department (which is adept in cross-border work) is led by Andrew Wilkinson, who continues to develop a notable reputation in the charities sector.

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