Last Updated on 9.9.19 by Shelley Bower
Inheritance specialists at Gorvins Solicitors have been awarded a place in one of the world`s leading legal ranking programmes.
The eight-strong team in the Stockport firm`s Wills, Trusts and Probate department received special recognition for the quality of their work with an entry in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide, 2019.
The guide ranks the top lawyers and law firms for international private wealth. The listings are put together by a team of specialist analysts who research more than 50 countries around the world, including every major private wealth market across six continents.
According to the guide, Gorvins has forged a solid reputation in Wills, Trusts and Probate department for the Manchester and surrounding areas. The team, it said, is popular with clients whilst its solicitors are “very efficient, polite, personable and straight to the point.”
Gorvins is also commended for its noteworthy practice in the Court of Protection deputyships and working with dementia patients. One client who was interviewed for the guide described the private client team as “extremely professional, while both the advice and speed of service were first-rate.”
They added: “From the outset, there was absolute clarity around the will process, in terms of their part in the process and what they will deliver and when. They were also crystal clear about what we needed to consider ahead of the first meeting in order to make sure the process was smooth.”
The department at Gorvins who specialise in a wide range of matters from Wills for business owners who require succession planning to people who require specialist trust planning or want to protect assets due to a disability or vulnerability of a beneficiary and those who just want something fairly simple.
Head of Gorvins Wills, Trusts and Probate department, Christine Thornley, who is singled out in the listing, said her team was delighted with the recognition by the Chambers High Net Worth Guide.
“It was hugely gratifying to read that we, to quote, deliver a quality and prompt service in a clear and transparent manner, where all issues were fully explained and solutions offered to cover any issues that arose.” We are extremely proud of the work we do and the attention we give to every client, however modest or extensive the case.”
“Our team, for example, deals with probate matters in a pragmatic and sensitive way for a vast variety of estates of all values including those with property, businesses, where inheritance tax planning has taken place and applying for the various inheritance tax exemptions.
“Another example of our area of expertise and experience is in the field of estate disputes which are becoming increasingly common and we are well placed to deal with these matters along with any trust disputes.”
The Gorvins team, she said, was also recognised for Lasting Powers of Attorneys and Deputyship on a vast number of matters. Managing Partner Martin Hoare said “It’s always satisfying to see the work our teams conduct being recognised in independent assessments such as these. The expertise that our growing team has ranged across multiple specialisms and working with the complexities of high net worth estates is something the team are highly experienced in.”