National consumer law firm Simpson Millar has appointed associate barrister-at-law Alana Graham to its contentious probate team.

Alana Graham

Alana Graham

Graham, who was called to the Bar in 1993, brings over 20 years’ experience to the role advising clients on tax planning, wills, trusts and contentious probate.

She was involved in the landmark Tod v Barton case – the first case on the Hague Convention – which involved the validity of a deed of variation to a will.

Graham has also written two chapters in the latest edition of Tolley’s Tax Planning, focusing on family investment companies and the tax issues which must be considered when a company plans to trade overseas.

Head of the firm's dispute resolution team Robert Godfrey commented: 'Alana has an impressive background and extensive legal knowledge in this field. Her appointment is reflective of our ongoing commitment to building a team that is dedicated to providing expert advice and accessible legal services to our clients at the key moments in their lives.

We’re delighted to welcome her to the team.'

Simpson Millar delivers personal injury and private client legal services including conveyancing, wills, trusts and probate, Court of Protection, family law, public law and education, industrial disease and clinical negligence.

Graham will be based at the firm's Manchester office.