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Laura Abbott

Senior Associate

Laura specialises in all aspects of contentious probate work and disputed estates.

"Wright Hassall is small enough so that they are very personable and approachable yet large enough to have all the expertise needed"

Legal 500

Experience

  • Acted for a client in a proprietary estoppel claim which settled at the pre-action stage with costs recovered and secured him half the value of the farm in question when he was to receive nothing under the terms of the will;

  • Defended a claim under the Inheritance Act by deceased’s spouse which settled at the pre-action stage with a lump sum settlement and each party bearing their own costs; and

  • Conducted the pre-action stages of the reported will validity case of Kunicki v Hayward [2016] EWHC 3199 (Ch).

"City firm service, but from a regional firm - local, personable and cost-effective"

Legal 500

Career

Laura started her career at Shoosmiths as a paralegal before she commenced her training contract with Lodders Solicitors LLP in 2006 and where she stayed following her qualification until 2017. 

Memberships

Laura is a full member of STEP, the Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners the industry’s international professional body for advisors who specialise in inheritance and succession planning. Laura is also working towards her membership of ACTAPS, the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists.  

Interests 

Laura enjoys socialising with family and friends and keeping fit when she can, but mostly she spend her time running around after her children!

Meet the team

Meet the team
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Anna Sutcliffe Senior Associate
Martin Oliver - Contesting a Will Lawyer
Martin Oliver Partner
Mitra Mann - Probate Disputes Lawyer
Mitra Mann Senior Associate
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