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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

All staff were polite, efficient and professional. Advice was clear and informative. I like the fact that everyone explained legalities with clarity.

- Mrs L Draycott, Oswestry

Very patient - my own records weren't the best.

- Mr J Pearson, Oswestry

Personal attention. Good advice.

- Mrs C Bhamra, Shrewsbury

We were kept up to date with progress and probate was compleated within the estimated time

- Mr Edwards, Worcester

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

- Mr J Longmore, Ludlow

Client Quotes

Efficient and hassle free, thanks so much.

- Mrs J Moller, Oswestry

Dealing with one person when possible. Clear, simple advice.

- Mrs S A Flynn, London

The welcome at reception and the relaxed atmosphere when discussing things with the person handling the sale of my property.

- Mr W Ward, Oswestry

Competence and detailed legal knowledge.

- Mr S Martin & Mrs R Martin, Shrewsbury

Very patient - my own records weren't the best.

- Mr J Pearson, Oswestry

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...