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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 Quotes

Going beyond the responsibility expected to ensure the satisfaction of the client.

- Mr Shaw, Hereford

She and her team were amazing and without fault during our house purchase. I couldn't imagine us using anyone else in the future. The team will be easy to recommend.

- Mr Roberts, Shrewsbury

Politeness, clarity of information.

- Mr C Pudge, Worcester

Very polite members of staff, took the time to explain everything to us.

- Mr R Wilford & Mrs J Wilford, Bromyard

Friendly and understanding in an awkward situation.

- Mr R Jones, Ruthin

Case Studies

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...

30 Aug 2018

Nothing Left to Partner

Claire acted for a claimant whose partner died, leaving his entire estate to his grandchildren. The claimant lived in...

19 Sep 2017

Seaman's Will Upheld

Claire Vale, as associate solicitor in our team of

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05 Sep 2018