Sunday, November 28, 2021

Howes Percival expands contentious trust and probate team

Law firm Howes Percival has appointed experienced litigator, Jennifer Laskey, as a director specialising in dispute resolution. Jennifer joins the firm from Wilson Browne Solicitors where she was a partner.

With over 20 years’ experience, Jennifer has qualified as a full member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists. Jennifer has expertise in relation to contentious trust and probate disputes, advising clients in will disputes, claims against estates, challenges to will validity and issues arising from the administration of trusts. She has also represented clients in a rare presumption of death application.

Geraint Davies, practice group leader for litigation at Howes Percival, said: “I am delighted to welcome Jennifer to Howes Percival. Her recruitment is an important part of our national strategy to grow our dispute resolution, private client, and family law work.

“Not only does Jennifer bring with her valuable experience in advising on contentious trusts and probate disputes, having been a board member and marketing partner at her previous firm, she is ideally placed to help us grow this practice area further.

“We are seeing a growing number of instructions in this area, often involving substantial and complex estates. We have also noticed that more clients are looking for real expertise first and foremost and are often less concerned by geographical location. While some clients still prefer face-to-face meetings, an increasing number are comfortable with virtual consultations.

“We are seeing this trend across a range of practice areas including intellectual property law and property development work, where new communication technologies are helping us to develop niche areas of expertise far beyond the usual geographical boundaries.”

Howes Percival has offices in Cambridge, Leicester, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Northampton, and Norwich.

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