Senior Solicitor, Head of Private Client
Chris is a Senior Solicitor and is head of the firm’s Private Client department.
Chris specialises in advising business owners on a wide range of topics such as wills, trusts and estate planning. He also advises individuals and family trustees on wills, probate and estate administration.
Chris has a special interest in supporting vulnerable clients who lack mental capacity and can’t manage their own affairs.
Chris is a Senior Solicitor and is head of the firm’s Private Client department. After studying law at the University of Liverpool and qualifying as a solicitor, Chris moved back to his hometown of Manchester and worked for a commercial firm in Cheshire before joining Glaisyers in January 2011.
Working with business owners and investors Chris helps SMEs to plan ahead and put arrangements in place so that the business can continue if a crisis occurs because a business owner, or key investor, dies or loses the ability to make business decisions. When events like this occur Chris helps the businesses to manage the situation, if necessary, by making applications to the Court to authorise decisions being made.
Chris puts personal clients at ease when dealing with sensitive issues and helps them plan for the future by making Wills, Trusts or Powers of Attorney. When dealing with bereaved clients he takes a practical approach to help their family with the Probate process to pass the person’s assets on to their family or friends. Chris has lots of experience in dealing with people’s affairs and sorting out complicated family or financial situations. Chris takes a special interest in clients who don’t have mental capacity to manage their own finances, through illness, injury or old age.
In addition to being a solicitor, Chris is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), a global organisation for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning. He is also a member of the Court of Protection Practitioners Association an organisation for people who specialise in mental capacity issues.
Chris’s free time is mostly spent with his wife and young children, or tackling the latest DIY project at home.
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