Partner & Head of Private Client
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Chris is head of our Private Client team and has 13 years’ experience in advising on all aspects of Estate Planning, Wills and Probate. He is also one of only 71 Court of Protection Panel Deputies in the country and a Professional Attorney acting on behalf of or protecting mentally incapacitated individuals.
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. He 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 and assisting with Court of Protection applications and giving guidance on Lasting Powers of Attorney. Due to the sensitive and 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.