Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth has appointed two senior associates and one associate in its national will, trust and estate disputes team.
Senior associate Nazia Nawaz joins the Leeds office having qualified in 2003 and is a highly experienced dispute resolution and litigation solicitor. She will be handling complex disputes between executors and trustees, contested wills and proprietary estoppel cases as well as disputes involving financial abuse and maladministration. Nazia is a member of The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists.
Associate Kelly Wharin joins the Sheffield team and has a decade of experience in litigation, having started her legal career at HLW Keeble Hawson as a trainee in 2005. Her previous work in insolvency disputes and commercial litigation supports her experience in contentious probate work. She is currently working towards becoming a member of The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).
Finally Stephen Ireland joins Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth’s Chichester office as a senior associate. Having qualified in 1991, Stephen joins Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth from another regional firm having gathered vast experience in litigation, including contentious wills and probate matters, with a wider background in employment, residential and civil disputes. He is also a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).
The will, trust and estate disputes team is highly regarded in the market, with independent directory The Legal 500 ranking the team as a top-tier law firm for contentious trusts and probate work in Yorkshire and the South East.
Paula Myers, leading individual in the Legal 500 guide and national head of will, trust and estate disputes at Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth said: ’Our three recent associate and senior associate hires are testament to the recent success of Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth and we are delighted to be attracting new talent as well as experienced hands. With Nazia, Kelly and Stephen’s varied backgrounds in wider areas of litigation, we’ll have even more resources to find innovative solutions for our clients.’
’The expertise that Nazia, Kelly and Stephen bring to the team highlights our renewed strength in depth and commitment to providing our clients with the best legal advice across the country. Dealing with disputed wills and trusts can be a difficult and emotionally charged time for families, and we understand the need for sensitivity and strive to achieve the best outcome for our clients.’