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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 simplified the appeal process for me considerably

- Mr Griffiths

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

- Mr R Wilford & Mrs J Wilford, Bromyard

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

Superb in dealing with my case and care. I was extremely happy with the service and staff.

- Mr C Verlon, Telford

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

Client Quotes

The people we dealt with from the start. Email contact was good and any visits to the Hereford office was productive, easy and a pleasure.

- Mr J Campbell & Mrs M Campbell, Ledbury

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

- Mrs E Turner, Hereford

Natasha Gibbons was very easy to talk to, I felt at ease with her, and she always kept me up to date with the case. She has provided excellent service throughout.

- Mrs C Roberts, Gwynedd

The understanding of my case, the kindness shown to me and the support given, not only by my solicitor but by his secretary.

- Mrs S Oliver, Shrewsbury

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

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...