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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

They were very experienced and very professional, offering a top class service

- Mr V Jones, Pontesbury

Ed Burrell was excellent in every aspect of his support in selling my business. He was friendly and pleasant to deal with yet very professional.

- Mr J Ostler, Hereford

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

- Mr J Hughes, Church Stretton

As a 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

Everything was first class

- Miss Evans, Oswestry

Client Quotes

Ed clearly pays attention to detail and most importantly was diligent in ensuring my interests were best catered for. 

- Mr J Ostler, Hereford

We had complete trust and confidence that our best interests were being looked after at all times. A quality service provided by them.

- Mr D Meredith & Mrs E Meredith, Shrewsbury

She replied to my emails and concerns almost immediately, including evenings and weekends!

- Mrs E Turner, Hereford

As a 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

She was supportive and very helpful - will be recommending to others who need a similar service.

- Mrs E Sumner, Telford

Latest Case Study

19 Sep 2017

Contentious Probate Disputes

The team at Lanyon Bowdler successfully acted for a claimant whose partner died, without leaving a Will, so that his...