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Contentious probate specialist joins LCF Law
We have appointed experienced contentious probate specialist, Kelly Gilbert, as an associate solicitor in our disputes team.
Kelly has spent the past 15 years at Lupton Fawcett and specialises in disputes involving wills, trusts and inheritance provision. She has also successfully completed the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) course.
In her new role, Kelly, who is based in our Bradford office, will work alongside LCF Law partner and disputes specialist, Ragan Montgomery, and solicitor Catherine Schofield, as the firm continues to build on its reputation in the intricate area of contentious probate.
Kelly said: “Joining LCF Law is an opportunity to further my career at a firm that is widely recognised as a leading employer in Yorkshire and beyond. Working alongside Ragan and Catherine, who have a formidable reputation in the field of contentious probate, is also an exciting prospect and I’m looking forward to working with them.”
Ragan Montgomery said: “In recent years contentious probate has become a significant area for us. This is partly down to an increase in the number of challenges being made to wills, which is often due to more complex family structures and blended families, as well as an aging population, where mental health and whether people have the capacity to make decisions come into play.
“Kelly’s experience in this field will enable us to enhance our services and expertise to clients throughout the UK. Crucially, Kelly has a solid track record working across all areas of contentious probate, and especially when it comes to inheritance provision claims, where people have been left with very little or even nothing in a will, so she’s a very welcome addition to our team.”
In 2023 LCF Law was recognised in The Sunday Times Best Places to Work, powered by WorkL, list of medium sized companies. The firm employs more than 145 people across offices in Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate and Ilkley.