Gráinne Staunton has been promoted from associate to partner by Tozers Solicitors LLP.

Having graduated from the University of Exeter, Gráinne Staunton trained with Tozers before qualifying as a solicitor in 2008. Gráinne specialises in the administration of complex estates, wills and estate planning for wealth preservation and asset protection.

Her particular area of expertise lies in succession planning for farmers and business owners. Gráinne is a member of the Agricultural Law Association.

Gráinne also undertakes Court of Protection work including the appointment of deputies and statutory will applications. Gráinne regularly works alongside Tozers’ litigation department in the establishment of Personal Injury Trusts to protect compensation received by successful litigants.

Outside of work, Gráinne was recently appointed the chair of Exeter-based charity The Friends of Southernhay House Surgery where her efforts are currently focused on fundraising and improving the charity’s local profile.

Vernon Clarke, head of the private client department at Tozers, said: ‘Gráinne’s work is of the highest quality and this is evidenced by the number of recommendations she receives from satisfied clients.

‘In the wills and probate team at Tozers, we pride ourselves on our level of service, combining a traditional personal approach with speed and efficiency using the latest technology. Gráinne’s promotion to partner is well deserved and is a result of expanding through organic growth and reaping the benefits of our graduate recruitment scheme.’