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Claire Vale

Associate Solicitor - Contentious Probate, Personal Injury Claims


Claire's Teams

Agriculture, Personal Injury, Contentious Probate


Profile/Experience

Claire is an associate solicitor and is based at the firm's Shrewsbury office. She has experience in a wide range of civil litigation matters, including personal injury, but also developed a keen interest in contentious probate work.

Claire is one of the few solicitors in the Shropshire/West Midlands area to specialise in contentious probate. She acts not only for local clients, but also for individuals who are referred by solicitors further afield. Claire also occasionally acts on an agency basis for other firms of solicitors, for example, in their capacity as personal representatives/trustees. She is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists ("ACTAPS").

With regards personal injury, she has considerable experience of acting for claimants in connection with many types of injury claims, including road traffic accidents, accidents at work, food poisoning cases, and criminal injuries compensation claims. She has also acted for clients in relation to claims for compensation arising out of fatal accidents.

Claire's experience encompasses a variety of serious injuries, including brain injuries, spinal injuries and complex lower limb fractures.

Legal 500 Recommendation.

Claire is recommended in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500.

Client Testimonials

We were kept up to date with progress and probate was compleated within the estimated time

- Mr Edwards, Worcester

As as Welsh speaker, I attach great importance to being able to communicate in Welsh with my solicitor - as I can with him.

- Mr H Jones & R Jones, Llanrhystud

Very personable solicitor who spoke in plain English and was approachable.

- Mr J Hughes, Church Stretton

Efficient and hassle free, thanks so much.

- Mrs J Moller, Oswestry

Very professional standards and advice.

- Mr S Barnes & J Barnes, Hereford

Client Quotes

Straightforward, professional and friendly advice and always willing to help with my questions without feeling like I'm bothering him, so thank you very much

- Mr S Avery, Telford

I was competely satisfied with all aspects of the service.

- Mr S Taylor, Telford

Great communication and persistence with difficult defendant.

- Mr J Partington, Whitchurch

Superb in dealing with my case and care. I was extremely happy with the service and staff.

- Mr C Verlon, Telford

I always felt you were working in my best interests, but you didn't sugar coat or patronise me. My case was complex and I appreciated the professionalism shown and how the legal system "worked"

- Mrs J Bradford, Stafford

Latest Case Study

19 Sep 2017

Seaman's Will Upheld

Claire Vale, as associate solicitor in the contentious probate department, acted on behalf of a claimant who successf...