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Solicitor joins specialist Court of Protection & Inheritance Disputes Team
Law firm, Birkett Long, has announced the appointment of Victoria Gratton as a solicitor in the largest specialist team of its kind in Essex.
Solicitor, Victoria Gratton, completed her training contract with an Essex firm and qualified as a solicitor in May 2018. She now joins Birkett Long’s Court of Protection & Inheritance Disputes team, which is committed to the constructive resolution of disputes by mediation or negotiation wherever possible, only resorting to the courts where absolutely necessary.
Our specialist team of inheritance dispute solicitors offer specialist advice, in a niche and complex area of law, with empathy and a focus on achieving a suitable outcome for our clients. This area of work can be very time consuming and emotionally difficult for our clients, so the team works alongside them to advise on all areas of will, inheritance and trust disputes and guide them through the process as efficiently and easily as possible.
Victoria said: “I have wanted to practice as a solicitor within an area of law that is private client focused and involved helping people who are faced with a difficult problem to find a solution.”
Victoria will be responsible for assisting clients with matters relating to contested probate, Inheritance Act claims and Court of Protection applications.
Victoria said: “This is a very exciting opportunity to join such a reputable firm and to be practicing in the exact area of law I wished to progress my career within.”
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