Lynsey Harrison, head of our Disputed Wills and Trust team, has become one of just a handful of experienced lawyers in Yorkshire to be certified as a registered member of the national Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).
ACTAPS provides a nationwide recognised forum for specialists to share experiences, know-how and an appreciation of the law and statutes in this niche area and also promotes expertise with the provision of education and training. Members strive to operate under the ACTAPS Code of Conduct which is designed to ensure cases settle as quickly as possible and that litigation through the Courts is only used after attempts to settle have failed.
Membership of ACTAPS is only open to lawyers who have practised for over five years in this area of law or who have completed the rigorous educational course and then practised in this area for a further two years.
“As a dedicated contentious probate lawyer, I was keen to gain this prestigious accreditation as a further demonstration to prospective clients of my expertise in advising on disputed wills and trusts,” explains Lynsey. “Contentious probate is extremely complex and constantly changing so it is vital that clients are confident that they are receiving the most technically sound and up-to-date advice from specialists in the field.”
Lynsey joined Clarion in 2001 becoming a senior associate five years later, mainly working within Clarion’s Dispute Resolution team. Since 2004, she has focused on contentious probate work, building a reputation as one of the region’s leading experts. Lynsey specialises in contentious probate, disputed trusts (both UK and off-shore) and also contentious Court of Protection matters.
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