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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 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.

Legal 500 Recommendation.

Claire is recommended in the 2020 edition of The Legal 500. Published testimonials state: 

"Claire Vale and her team were very professional. They showed empathy to me."

"Claire Vale stands out as a knowledgeable and unflappable individual."

Client Testimonials

Very quick at sorting our Wills. He was great to deal with, nice guy!

- Mr L Onions & Mrs E Onions, Craven Arms

Enthusiastic approach to handling cases.

- Tomlinson's Dairies Ltd, Wrexham

A very personal service with kind helpful start.

- Dr S Robertson, London

Straight forward and relevant advice relating to Wills

- Mr & Mrs Walton, Shrewsbury

Excellent, friendly, positive and extremely helpful. Nothing too much trouble - a job well done.

- Mrs P Moore, Mrs S Price

Client Quotes

Prompt response, clear advice.

- Dr A Geeson & Dr N Geeson, Hereford

How easy it was to speak to her and she explained the situation to me in ways that I could understand.

- Mrs S Mizrahi, Hereford

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

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

- Mr J Longmore, Ludlow

Knowledge of all issues regarding house purchase. Used you before four years ago and you're still performing to a high standard.

- Mrs J Ward & Dr J Jenkins, Shrewsbury

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...