North west firm Forbes Solicitors has expanded its contentious trusts and probate team with the recruitment of solicitor Tom Howcroft.

Tom joins associate solicitor Ben Wilson at the firm’s Central Lancashire office as the team continues to build on its reputation for expert advice on all matters connected to wills and inheritance disputes.

Tom specialises in a range of matters, including claims for reasonable financial provision pursuant to the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, contesting the validity of a Will, for example on the basis of undue influence lack of capacity, or lack of knowledge or approval of the terms of the will and interpretation issues and breach of trust.

Tom said: 'I am really pleased to join Forbes Solicitors and in particular to become part of the contentious Trusts and probate team alongside Ben Wilson.

Ben Wilson added: 'I am delighted to welcome Tom to the rapidly-growing team. I am looking forward to working with him to continue to provide a first class, innovative and unique service to clients, and to continue with our success.'