Local lawyer gains ACTAPS accreditation

We are pleased to announce that Catherine Canham, an Associate lawyer in our Disputes and Litigation Team, has been awarded Associate Membership of the Association of Contentious Trust & Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) after successfully completing the Association’s two year membership course.

The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (“ACTAPS”) was established in September 1997 for lawyers specialising in contentious trust and probate work.  The purpose of membership of ACTAPS is to act as a quality kite mark to demonstrate a lawyer’s experience in this specialist area of the law.

Membership of ACTAPS is only open to those solicitors, barristers and legal executives who specialise in this complex area of the law and who have undertaken and successfully completed both an extensive two year period of study and assessments undertaken on behalf of the Association by the College of Law.

Membership denotes a mark of excellence in the specialist field of law.  Catherine is one of a handful of ACTAPS members in the South West.

The quality mark further strengthens our contentious practice, which is able to offer advice on a range of issues including:-

  • Validity claims in respect of Wills

  • Inheritance Act Claims

  • Construction & Rectification of Wills & Trusts

  • Professional Negligence claims

  • Trustee/Beneficiary disputes

  • Fraud & Recovery of Trust & Estate Assets

Wolferstans also has one of the largest private client teams in the region and an outstanding reputation for providing a quality service to our clients.Our lawyers are highly experienced and successful in delivering results to clients.  We are also proud to have members of the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the Law Society Private Client Section, and Solicitors for the Elderly.We have the experience and strength in depth to provide clear and pragmatic advice on a range of issues faced by individuals, families, trustees and charities in relation to trust and estate issues.For further information on inheritance or trust disputes please contact Nicola Mitchell-Rodd on 01752 292278.Or to speak to someone about making a will or administering an estate please contact Annabelle O’Higgins on 01752 292361, aohiggins@wolferstans.com or Rebecca Bawler on 01752 292322, rbawler@wolferstans,com for more information.

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