Shortlands Law Firm Ltd (London HQ)

Solicitor

Qualified Date

08/11/2023

Matter Expertise

  • Wills and Probate

Client Rating

Liklihood To Use Lawyer Again:

3

Lawyer Promptness:

1

Lawyer Quality:

1

Lawyer Professionalism:

1

Lawyer Promoter Score:

-100

Lawyer Average Speed of Response

182.08

Lawyer Value for Money

0

Lawyer Friendliness

8

Summary

W has close to six years of legal experience and is currently a solicitor at Shortlands. W achieved a distinction in the Legal Practice Course and specialises in private-client matters (wills, probate, trusts, and lasting powers of attorney), both litigious and non-litigious.

He has favourably settled all disputes to date. The independent assessor who assessed his Period of Recognised Training (his solicitor’s apprenticeship), had the following to say in respect of his negotiation skills: ‘A key part of the litigation processes involves negotiation, and the Applicant excels in describing how he meets the negotiation outcomes.’ W also has extensive estate administration experience, including high-value and multi-jurisdictional estates.

Areas Of Expertise:
– applying for grants of probate/letters of administration and administering deceased person’s estates (non-contentious probate),
– disputes regarding the administration of deceased person’s estates, disputes regarding the validity of wills and claims for reasonable financial provision from deceased person’s estates (contentious probate),
– the drafting of wills,
– the drafting of LPAs,
– tax planning, and
– trust disputes

He also has extensive experience dealing with contractual disputes and property disputes.

Qualifications:
– Legal Practice Course
– Bar Professional Training Course
– Bachelor of Laws
– Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with Proficiency in French, the University of Exeter

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Testimonial

‘Before working with W, I had no legal knowledge and believed that I had lost before I had even begun. W helped me understand the legal process and allowed me to feel confident about my situation. He advised me with knowledge to the smallest of details in order for me to be able to make my own informed decisions. I feel he has gone above and beyond to help me. I highly recommend him.’ – Geraldine Ward ‘W has represented me for the past year in a probate dispute. I am incredibly blessed that I have found someone whom has shown empathy, understanding and positivity…I am so incredibly blessed to have found such a hungry fighter in the ring defending my every corner, he has left no stone unturned.’ – Dawn W ‘I’m delighted to express my appreciation of W who helped us as a family to prepare our our wills and register lasting powers of attorney…These are not exactly the most cheerful topics to deal with but his friendly and humane attitude made the experience less stressful…It was a delight to deal with him.’ – Linda M ‘A massive thank you to A and W from Shortlands Law Firm for a great job well done in regard to my case of unfair dismissal from my place of work. A and W worked together as a great team on my case to make sure that the outcome of my case was dealt with very well and we didn’t need to go to court in the end.’ – Geraldine O ‘My mother and I had the help of W and we were very pleased with how helpful and great he was. Very much recommend!’ – Marco P “I am immensely grateful to this firm and specifically Wentworth Gurney who quickly grasped the complexity of my probate/purported multiple-marriages case, advised accordingly and wrote a powerful letter for my case. The letter, packed with case law, formed the foundations of my case. I highly recommend the firm, in particular W, who advised me well and worked hard on my case.” – Ada “The firm has really supported me in difficult times. W has worked on my case for two years dealing with complex issues which were not his area of expertise but he very quickly grasped concepts and produced a very high quality administration. Thank you for everything!” – Anonymous