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Clarion Lawyer Achieves Trust Dispute Qualification


Another solicitor from Clarion’s private client team has achieved a highly sought-after and internationally-recognised qualification in the specialist area of Trust Disputes.

Associate Louise Dodds passed with distinction and was awarded the Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Specialising in disputed wills and trusts, Louise advises clients across Yorkshire and nationally about all aspects of contentious probate.  To gain this latest qualification, she undertook a written assignment which had an offshore jurisdiction focus and, after a significant number of hours of study, she joins a small number of lawyers in the UK who have achieved this recognition.

“Louise is the latest member of our team to achieve this accolade as we believe that the STEP qualification is an important demonstration to clients of our expertise in the specialist and complex legal area of contentious probate,” says Lynsey Harrison, head of Clarion’s Disputed Wills and Trusts team.  “It is an extremely tough qualification to gain, making it even more impressive that Louise achieved a distinction.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Clarion’s growing private client team currently comprises eight dedicated lawyers who specialise in providing legal advice for older clients and their families, including wills and probate matters and tax planning as well as contentious probate.