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Howes Percival expands its Family and Private Client team

Posted: 05/12/14 by Howes Percival

Regional law firm, Howes Percival, has expanded its Family and Private Client team with the addition of specialist contentious probate solicitor, Sharon Eyre. Sharon is one of 53 new members of staff recruited into Howes Percival so far in 2014.

Sharon joins from Brethertons LLP in Rugby and has wide ranging experience within the sphere of Wills, Trusts and Probate work, including lasting powers of attorney, complex administrations and intestate estates. Her particular area of specialism and expertise is in the field of Contentious Wills, Trusts and Probate. She deals with issues of lack of capacity, knowledge and approval, undue influence, breach of trust and financial dependency claims under the Inheritance Act 1975. She advises executors, beneficiaries and trustees.

Sharon has focused on contentious probate work since 2007, building a reputation as a leading regional expert. She was mentioned in the West Midlands Legal 500 as ‘very approachable' and someone who ‘fully understands the issues'. Sharon has achieved full membership of both the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).

The appointment will expand Howes Percival's private client services from the firm's Northampton and Milton Keynes offices.

Jane Cowley, Partner and Head of Family and Private Client Group at Howes Percival, commented: "I am delighted to welcome Sharon to Howes Percival. In recent years, legal disputes regarding wills and inheritance have increased. This is partly due to greater wealth accumulation, increasingly complex family relationships - often involving multiple marriages and increased awareness of consumer rights. Contentious probate is a very technical and specialist area of the law and Sharon's appointment enables us to offer clients the expertise and service they need."

Pictures shows Sharon Eyre (left) with Howes Percival Family team partners Lindsey Atterbury and Jane Cowley

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