The Wilkes Partnership has appointed contentious probate expert Kevin Lynch as partner to build on the firm’s expertise in the field and expand its reach across the UK.
A qualified barrister and solicitor with almost a decade of experience, Kevin joins from Fishers Dewes where he led the firm’s contentious probate and civil land practice, working on major High Court actions. Prior to this, he spent three years at Leicester-based Davis and Co.
Following experience in a range of disciplines, including representing clients in court due to his unique status as a solicitor with Higher Rights of Audience, Kevin decided to specialise in contentious probate – a field he has become recognised in.
When asked about his appointment Kevin said: “During my career to date, I have worked across a variety of practice areas, before specialising in contentious probate. I felt that the opportunity to work for Wilkes, which is a very well established firm, was too good to turn down and am looking forward to getting started.
“With a firm like Wilkes I feel that there is significant potential for growth. Our expertise is on par with the major national players, and as Birmingham continues to become increasingly international, it is my ambition for Wilkes to become the partner of choice on contentious probate.”
This latest news from The Wilkes Partnership follows the appointment of Zara Reed to the board as HR & Compliance Director and Stuart Tym as head of planning, as the firm continues its investment in people and development.
Nigel Wood, Senior Partner at The Wilkes Partnership, says: “This is more good news for our firm. Kevin is an expert in contentious probate, so we’re really pleased to have captured his talent and, personally, I am looking forward to working alongside him. It’s a very exciting time for the firm as we invest in recruiting people at the senior level as well as giving our junior intake training opportunities to define their own specialisms.”
The Contentious Probate Team at The Wilkes Partnership advises executors and beneficiaries faced with an uncertain or ambiguous Will. If you wish to discuss any aspect of Will drafting or interpretation issues please get in touch with Kevin Lynch on 0121 233 4333 or via email on [email protected].