Movers and Shakers – 14th June

Here at Today’s Wills and Probate, we wanted to share with you the good news we’ve had within in the industry of professionals joining firms and those who have moved up the promotional ladder.

This week we’ve seen the following announcement with regards to appointments and promotions……

Wards Solicitors strengthens Disputes team with new appointment

Regional law firm Wards Solicitors has welcomed a new Solicitor Associate to its highly acclaimed Disputes team, as it continues to expand its presence across the South West.

Georgia Wookey has specialised in Inheritance and Trust Disputes since qualifying in May 2016, and joins Wards from Devon firm Stephens Scown, where she worked as a solicitor in their inheritance and trust disputes team.

Georgia specialises in the full range of Wills, Trusts and Probate disputes, as well as contentious Court of Protection work. She also advises on cohabitation issues, including cohabitation agreements and in disputes between separating unmarried couples seeking to divide property and assets.

Recognised in Chambers High Net Worth 2020, Georgia has been listed as ‘One to Watch’ for her work. In the most recent Legal 500 guide, Wards’ Disputes team was commended for its high standards and excellent track record in dealing with high-value disputes over wills, trusts and probate.

Commenting on her appointment, Georgia said:

‘I’m very excited to be joining Wards and Elizabeth Fry’s team. I am looking forward to helping grow our Contentious Probate and contentious Court of Protection offer across the South West region.’

Head of Wards’ Disputes team Elizabeth Fry said:

“We are delighted to welcome Georgia to Wards. Her valuable experience and outstanding client service ethos is a strong fit for our team, and will enable us to expand and develop further our specialist Contentious Probate practice.”

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