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Myerson boosted by Contentious Probate specialist hire

8th November 2019

MSI's Northern UK law member Myerson Solicitors LLP has appointed contentious probate law expert, Alice Vale, as a senior solicitor.

Alice brings a wealth of experience to the fast-growing team at Myerson, having completed the prestigious ACTAPS (Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists) qualification and having successfully appealed the ground-breaking and widely-reported Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 case of Ilott -v Mitson on behalf of three charities in the Supreme Court.

The coup comes at a time of rapid growth for the niche team at Myerson with turnover up over 30% and a headcount of 7 lawyers all focusing exclusively on disputes involving Wills, Legacies and Trusts.

Speaking about her appointment, Alice said: “I’m delighted to be joining Myerson. There really was only one choice for me in the Manchester area when I relocated from Salisbury. The Myerson team is a highly-respected contentious probate team and one of the largest outside of London. My choice was underlined by the team’s fantastic appraisal in the Legal 500 released last week”.

Myerson was one of only 4 teams in the entire Northwest region rated as “Top Tier” for their work in contentious trusts and probate where it was described as “impressive and extremely helpful” and was noted for its work in handling high-value and complex cases.

Helen Thompson, Head of the Contentious Trusts and Probate team and ranked as a “Leading individual” by the Legal 500 commented: “The Myerson Contentious Trusts and Probate team is the largest team dealing exclusively in this area of the law in the North West of England. It is also the only firm in the region to be rated as Top Tier by the Legal 500 in Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate; Agriculture and Estates in addition to Contentious Probate. I consider that we are now the strongest private client team in the region enabling us to offer a complete wealth management and protection strategy whilst being ably supported by our highly-respected Corporate and Commercial Property teams. Alice’s arrival will bolster that excellent technical expertise for our clients still further”.

About Myerson - Manchester

Myerson was founded in Manchester, Cheshire over 30 years ago and is a leading, full service commercial and private client law firm providing bespoke legal advice to businesses and affluent individuals across Manchester, Cheshire, the UK and beyond.

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