Chris is head of our Private Client department and has over 15 years’ experience advising on all aspects of Estate Planning, Court of Protection law, Wills and Probate. He is one of 22 Court of Protection Panel Guardians and also one of only 71 Court of Protection Panel Deputies in the country acting on behalf of, or protecting, mentally incapacitated individuals. Chris also acts as a Professional Attorney and Executor for many of our clients.
Chris qualified as a solicitor in 2005 after reading law at Manchester Metropolitan University gaining both an Honours Degree and a Masters Degree. He completed his training contract at Slater Heelis in 2005 having joined the firm in 2003. Chris became a partner in 2009.
As a member of Solicitors for the Elderly, he specialises in advising clients on the best way of protecting their families and their loved ones’ assets. He assists with Court of Protection applications and gives guidance on Lasting Powers of Attorney.
Due to the potentially stressful nature of this type of work, Chris has a particularly sensitive approach to advising in these matters, recognising that many clients need friendly support and reassurance in addition to uncomplicated advice on the legal issues.