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Partner Manchester Will and Trust Disputes
Alison is Head of the Will and Trust Disputes team.
Alison deals with all matters arising from disputes arising after someone’s death including claims in respect of the validity of Wills, claims by those who have not been left with reasonable provision in a loved one’s estate and also claims arising out of trust structures. She is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and regularly acts in these disputes. She is well regarded in this area due to her technical ability as well as her ability to ease the pressure away from clients and sensitively guide them through what is often an emotional and stressful time. She also deals with linked professional negligence matters arising out of these circumstances.
"Alison Parry is an expert in the field of contentious probate. Alison is a skilled and experienced practitioner, but equally she is understanding and empathic in the guidance and support she gives to clients on this emotive journey. Alison is alive to the financial anxieties that trouble clients along the way. Sadly, many solicitors are not so sympathetic in this regard. It is a great comfort the way Alison responds expeditiously to emails and telephone calls from clients. Though a polished professional, Alison is easy to talk to." (Legal 500, 2022)
"One of the best litigators in Manchester...her strengths are her obvious expertise, her capability and her empathy." (Chambers and Partners 2021)
"She was excellent from start to end, everything you need and would want from a solicitor." (Legal 500 2021)
"I would recommend her without hesitation." (Legal 500 2021)
"She has good tactical nous and is very good at dealing with vulnerable clients...comes across very robustly to opponents and is no nonsense." (Legal 500 2021)
“Alison Parry is a standout partner – she is thoughtful and incisive, with a good sense for what will drive litigation forward.” (Legal 500 2019)
Alison is also a ranked lawyer in Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Guide – Private Wealth Disputes 2020.
What her clients say:
“Alison was fabulous. We were lucky to get somebody as genuine as her who made me feel safe in what we were doing at a really difficult time in our lives.”
“Her knowledge and advice have been invaluable.”
“As people who have been through such a dreadful nightmare of a dispute, we can honestly say that we wouldn’t have got through it without your calmness, diligence, judgement, knowledge and professionalism. You were always there to speak to or to email on the occasions where it was all too much for us. That was hugely important and so appreciated. We will always be grateful to you.”
“Her tenaciousness, meticulous attention to detail and sharp focus upon every element of the often bitter, mendacious and contentious probate claim made against us, encouraged our total confidence in her ability to deal with sensitive issues in a direct, assertive manner.”
Alison can be seen discussing Kenny Goss's claim in the estate of George Michael on JMW's Inside Man.
Blog Posts by Alison Parry
19th October 2021
17th September 2019