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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

You do what you say you are going to do within an estimated timescale

- Mrs Lewis, Bromyard

Staff are most helpful and understanding

- Mrs Edwards, Oswestry

Ed clearly had a heavy workload at the time, yet ensured everything was completed in appropriate timescales including working extended hours.

- Mr J Ostler, Hereford

Efficient and hassle free, thanks so much.

- Mrs J Moller, Oswestry

Quality of care and sensitivity.

- Mrs C Shuker, Shrewsbury

Client Quotes

Detailed and up to date knowledge of our case throughout the whole process.

- Mr P Hill & Dr L Hill, Lincoln

Being able to speak to someone when I needed to and how easy they made things for me.

- Mr J Longmore, Ludlow

Very good team across many disciplines.

- Woodland Heritage Ltd, Surrey

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 had requested information and advice from various other solicitors prior to calling Lanyon Bowdler and found that she was the only one to take the time and explain how the Help to Buy ISA worked.

- Mr M Shaw & Miss G Frankfort, Market Drayton

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...