Negligence Claims.

Challenging a Will on Grounds of Professional Negligence.

You can claim negligence relating to a will in a number of situations – such as when a mistake is made or a delay has occurred, when the fault lies with the professional person who has drafted the will.

The experienced contentious probate solicitors here at Lanyon Bowdler will able to advise you, in a friendly and down-to-earth manner, on whether you have grounds to a claim.

Claire is an experienced associate solicitor and is one of only two members of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) in the local area.

To find out more about Claire, click this link.

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Contact the Wills and Probate Negligence Claim Team at Lanyon Bowdler

Associate solicitor Claire Vale leads the department and is a member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)

Please give us a call for a friendly, confidential, chat about how we can help support you regarding any dispute you have regarding how a will may have been drafted or how the will may have been executed negligently by professional person overseeing the administration of someone’s estate. We will be happy to answer any initial questions. There is no commitment obligation or charge for our initial assessment. Please contact a member of the team or complete our enquiry form toward the top of this page on the right-hand side.

Lanyon Bowdler will and Probate Lawyers are available across all our office locations in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry, Telford, and Conwy in North Wales.

We regularly act for clients all over Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales, Birmingham and the Midlands. As a leading law firm, we can represent you wherever you live in England or Wales.

You can also contact Claire directly or call the Shrewsbury office.

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Mandy Brookfield
Mandy Brookfield
Litigation Assistant
Contentious Probate
Claire Vale
Claire Vale
Associate Solicitor
Contentious Probate
Knowledge

Case studies.

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Nothing Left to Partner

The claimant lived in a house belonging to her deceased partner, but she had helped to pay the mortgage on the property ...
Claire Vale • 26 Feb 2024
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Financial Abuse by Attorneys – Edward Rees and Claire Vale

Attorneys manage the estate of a donor whilst they're still alive and Claire is seeing an increase in financial abuse wh...
Published • 01 Apr 2024
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Group having a meeting

Nothing Left to Partner

The claimant lived in a house belonging to her deceased partner, but she had helped to pay the mortgage on the property ...
Claire Vale • 26 Feb 2024
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The Law Behind Predatory Marriages – Edward Rees and Claire Vale

People get married for many reasons but in cases of predatory marriages, the victim will be vulnerable....
Published • 15 Jan 2024
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What Is a Health & Welfare Lasting Powe...

A Health & Welfare LPA gives authority to an attorney(s) in relation to the donor's (the person who has created the...
Angharad Hird • 26 Oct 2023
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Inheritance Wars (Episode 4)

This week’s episode of “Inheritance Wars – Who Gets the Money?” on Channel 5, featured the case of Brett McLean and...
Claire Vale • 09 Oct 2023
Blog

Inheritance Wars (Episode 3)

This episode featured the disturbing case of Joan Blass and her daughter, Daphne Franks. Joan was an 87 year old wi...
Claire Vale • 03 Oct 2023
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Inheritance Wars (Episode 2)

This week’s episode of Channel 5’s “Inheritance Wars” featured two more legal cases relating to inheritance dispute...
Claire Vale • 28 Sep 2023
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Inheritance (Episode 1)

The first episode of a new series called “Inheritance” aired on Monday 4 September on Channel 5. It is a fact-based...
Claire Vale • 26 Sep 2023
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Joint Bank Accounts

Although joint bank accounts often automatically pass to the survivor on the death of the other account holder, thi...
Claire Vale • 07 Sep 2023
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Predatory Marriages

“Predatory marriage” is a non-legal term commonly used to describe those marriages which take place where one of th...
Claire Vale • 06 Apr 2023
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Protecting Your Children’s Inheritanc...

For many couples making their Wills, it often seems natural and right to them that they should leave everything to ...
Claire Vale • 09 Oct 2018
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Estranged Children & Inheritance

Estranged Children and the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.The long-awaited judgment o...
Claire Vale • 13 Sep 2017
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