Two new will, trust and estate dispute partners for Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth

Date: 08 Nov 2017


Claire-Marie Cornford

Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth has recruited two partners to its growing wills, trusts and estates disputes team in its London and Leeds offices making the national team one of the largest specialist teams in the UK.

Claire-Marie Cornfordjoins the firm’s London office from Mishcon de Reya, where she gained a reputation as an expert in high-value trust and estate disputes. She also specialises in advising on luxury goods and assets for high-net-worth individuals.

James Laycock

In Leeds, James Laycock joins Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth from Gordon’s. His expertise lies in will validity claims, multi-million pound estate disputes, mismanagement allegations against trustees and executors, and financial provision matters.

Paula Myers, national head of the wills, trusts and estates disputes at Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth, said: “Claire-Marie and James both have a background in commercial litigation as well as being highly regarded experts in all manner of trust and estate disputes, which means we can utilise their experience in this area to better advise our clients who have business assets. As well as this both are already well-regarded in the legal industry, so we’re very pleased two partners of this calibre have chosen to join Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth.”

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