Upgrade to ChromeUpgrade to FirefoxUpgrade to Internet ExplorerUpgrade to Safari

Full membership of the Association of Contentious Trusts & Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) for Claire James

  • 3rd Dec 2020

Solicitor Claire James, a key member of Wards’  Probate Disputes team, has been awarded full membership of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).  ACTAPS is recognised as a mark of professional excellence in this specialist area of law.

The ACTAPS organisation provides a forum for specialists to exchange experience, keep up to date with changes in the law and to make representations to government and the judiciary in relation to contentious trust and probate issues. In addition it promotes the use of a practice guide for the resolution of probate and trust disputes (the ACTAPS Code).

Membership of ACTAPS is only open to those solicitors, barristers and legal executives who are substantially involved in contentious trust and probate work, and who have undertaken and completed an extensive two to three year period of study and assessment, with two further years of practice.

Wards’ Partner and Head of Disputes Elizabeth Fry said: “From a client’s perspective, they can be reassured with ACTAPs membership that they will be dealing with someone who has specialist knowledge and that efforts will be made to resolve their dispute without the need for costly and time consuming court proceedings – and if a dispute does go to court, that the proceedings are conducted efficiently.”

Get in Touch

Request a call back

If you’d prefer us to call you back, just use the form below to give us your number and the best time to call. It would also be useful if you could give us some idea of what you’d like to discuss.

    Close

    January 2021: Covid-19 arrangements

    Wards Solicitors remains open for business during the national lockdown and we are taking on new cases.  We are available for video call and telephone meetings but cannot currently offer face to face meetings with clients except in some specific emergency situations and at court hearings.

    If you have documents for us, including for ID certification, please deliver them to our letterbox at the office handling your case.

    How to get in touch:

    • Please email or telephone your usual lawyer or team, or
    • Please telephone the branch most convenient to you between 9am and 5:30pm, Mondays to Fridays.
    • Alternatively, email info@wards.uk.com at any time and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

    A list of our 12 branches is available here. Our telephones lines are operating as normal behind closed doors.

    Important Warning: Cyber-crime is very common including email interception. We will never tell you of changes to our bank details by email.  Please be aware that we accept no responsibility if you transfer money to a bank account which is not ours. If you receive an email giving our bank account details, please telephone us immediately without replying to the email or sending money.