Associate Solicitor - Contentious Probate, Personal Injury Claims
Agriculture, Personal Injury, Contentious Probate
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 but has specialised in personal injury and contentious probate work for a number of years.
Claire is one of the few solicitors in the Shropshire/West Midlands area to specialise in contentious probate. She works closely with the Lanyon Bowdler private client team and she also acts for individuals in a variety of different claims, including applications for reasonable financial provision, probate disputes and applications to remove/substitute executors. Claire acts on behalf of claimants, defendants and executors.
With regards to 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 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 and complex lower limb fractures.
Claire is recommended in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500, which recognises her as a Next Generation Partner. It states 'under the leadership of associate solicitor Claire Vale, the team at Lanyon Bowdler has been advising on a wide spectrum of cases from claims under the Inheritance Act, through to applications to remove executors and administrators. It has also been busy advising on claims by disappointed beneficiaries for reasonable financial provision under the Inheritance Act.'
Published testimonials in the 2021 directory state:
‘Well established and respected in Herefordshire and Shropshire and offers many solicitors in expert fields. I have dealt with Claire Vale. I have valued her sound knowledge, thorough and diligent work. Claire has always responded quickly and has always been calm, pragmatic and professional‘.
‘Claire Vale was very understanding and made sure I understood the pros and cons of any decision and was very compassionate and efficient‘.
‘In my experience, this firm dominates the contentious trusts and probate market in its area. It is the firm which has the knowledge and expertise from conducting a number of these cases of all sizes. Claire Vale is clear, focused and practical. Knows the procedure well and is a forceful litigator‘.
‘Claire Vale is very experienced in probate matters, both contentious and non-contentious. Her depth of knowledge, thorough preparation and reassuring manner put clients at ease. She is able to quickly identify key issues within any dispute and focus upon resolving those to the benefit of her clients‘.
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