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Yorkshire lawyer wins contentious probate solicitor award


Lynsey Harrison, head of Clarion’s disputed wills and trusts team, has been named as the Contentious Solicitor of the Year 2015 by the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Solicitors (ACTAPS).

With over a decade’s experience in contentious probate, Lynsey was the only lawyer across the whole of the North of England to be shortlisted last year and has now been chosen as the winner of this prestigious national award which recognises outstanding work in the field of contentious trust and probate issues. 

“I feel honoured to be recognised in this this way – to have been chosen from all of the contentious lawyers in the whole of the UK for this top national award is fantastic, particularly as the shortlist is chosen by leading experts in this specialist area of law,” commented Lynsey.  “Contentious probate is a growing and very niche field requiring extensive technical knowledge as well as empathy with clients in sensitive and difficult situations.  At Clarion, we have extensive expertise of advising on disputed wills and trusts and this nomination is testimony to our expertise.”

Lynsey joined Clarion in 2001 as a solicitor and since 2004 Lynsey has specialised in contentious probate, disputed trusts (both UK and off-shore) and also contentious Court of Protection matters building a reputation as one of the country’s leading experts.  In the latest Chambers entries, Lynsey was named as leader in her field and was also ranked in the Legal 500.

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.

To contact Lynsey please email lynsey.harrison@clarionsolicitors.com.