Specialist contentious trusts and probate lawyer, Lewis Addison, has been promoted to Partner at Nelson’s Leicester office.
Lewis qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and joined the Dispute Resolution team two years later. In that time, he has developed his expertise in inheritance, trusts and property disputes and is accredited by the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists – an industry benchmark which signposts clients to professionals who have this specialism.
He now steps into the role of Partner at the firm with more than 12 years of experience in the profession.
Lewis said: “Inheritance disputes have increased substantially over the past 10 years and I am incredibly excited to build the practice in this area. We provide a specialist service across the region, which helps as many people as possible solve challenging problems at pivotal moments in their lives. I am proud to be a part of such a strong team and look forward to helping it develop over the coming years.”
Having grown up in Leicester, Lewis graduated with a law degree from the University of Leicester in 2002, before completing his LPC at the College of Law in Chester two years later.
He said: “I’m looking forward to continuing to provide a high-quality, innovative service for our clients and continuing to connect closely with the community. I will also co-ordinate Nelsons’ involvement with the charity Leicestershire Cares – which provides volunteering opportunities for companies looking to get involved with communities in the city and county.
“We’ve completed many team challenges over the years and we are committed to carrying out more of these over the coming year. It is important that we are able to contribute as much as we can.”
Chief Executive at Nelsons, Stewart Vandermark, said: “Lewis has illustrated how, with hard work and dedication, our lawyers can build careers here – he joined Nelsons shortly after he qualified and it has been great to watch him build his expertise and skills with us over the years and particularly develop his specialism and reputation in inheritance disputes.
“His continued professionalism and loyalty to his role and clients has led to his promotion and I am thrilled to welcome him to the partnership. He fully deserves his promotion.”