Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth is launching a new Will, Trust and Estate Disputes team in Manchester from 1st May which will be headed up by senior associate Nazia Nawaz.
Nazia joined Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth last year in Leeds and is making the permanent move to Manchester to build a new team in the North West.
Having qualified in 2003, Nazia is a highly experienced dispute resolution and litigation solicitor. She will be handling complex disputes between executors and trustees, contested wills and proprietary estoppel cases as well as disputes involving financial abuse and maladministration. Nazia is also a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists.
Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth is the number one ranked team for will disputes in the independent Legal 500 rankings and is often involved in international, ground-breaking and high-value complex cases.
Nazia said: “I worked in in the North West before I joined Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth and so it’s great to be moving back to Manchester to start building a new Will, Trust and Estate Disputes team here. We are already the number one ranked team in the country and are looking to grow further in the coming years.
“This is a specialist area of law as disputes arising from estates and wills are usually highly emotionally charged and can create friction between family and friends. It requires a sensitive touch but it is important for clients to know that we are prepared to take their cases to the highest courts if necessary.
“While I will be based in Manchester I can draw support from some of the best private client lawyers and resources in the country at Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth.”
The leading national law firm’s Manchester office has seen multiple exciting changes in recent months. National Head of Family Ros Bever was named Regional Managing Partner for the office in April, taking over from Roy Beckett. Ros will continue her work as a leading family and divorce law partner.
Irwin Mitchell’s Manchester office has also recently seen the arrival of three new Court of Protection Partners, new Corporate partners, Victoria Zivkovic and Adam Kaucher, and announced a move into new offices demonstrating its commitment to growing the business in the city and the North-West.
Ros said: “We are delighted to welcome Nazia and the Will, Trust and Estate Disputes team to the city. We have a great reputation for our legal work here and ambitions to become a large private wealth hub in the North West.
“As National Head of Family Law, the team and I already worked closely with the national Will, Trust and Estate Disputes team. Having Nazia in Manchester will allow us to provide an even better and more personal service to our North West clients.
“We are always on the look-out for high-quality new recruits as we seek to grow our business.”
Paula Myers, National Head of Will, Trust and Estate Disputes said: “Our team is already ranked number one in several locations across the country and we are pleased that Nazia is going to be growing our team over in Manchester, enabling us to help resolve problems for even more clients in the North West.”