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Holly Chantler

Holly deals with all manner of Private Client work but has particular expertise in the area of elderly and vulnerable clients.

Holly joined Morr & Co in September 2006 as a Trainee Solicitor and qualified as an Assistant Solicitor into the Private Client department in October 2008. She became a Partner in October 2015 and took over as Department Head in 2016.

Holly is an experienced Court of Protection practitioner (contentious and non-contentious), with a background in wider private client law.

She holds a number of professional appointments and qualifications, including being a panel deputy, panel guardian and a director of national organisations The Association of Lifetime Lawyers and the Professional Deputies Forum (of which she was a founding member).  She also sits on the Court of Protection Rules Committee.

Academically, Holly is the author of A Practical Guide to Assessing Mental Capacity (Law Publishing), a co-author of the Law Society’s Elderly Client Handbook (6th Edition) and Finance & Law for the Older Client (Lexis Nexis Butterworths).  She also lectures for MBL and various other organisations.

Holly was named as one of ePrivateclient’s Top 35 Under 35 in 2015 and 2016, as well as being ranked as an individual in both Chambers and Legal 500 over several years. She was a winner of Women in Law 2018 for her work with vulnerable clients.

In 2021 Holly was named as Surrey Law Society Private Client Lawyer of the year for the third time, as well as winning Surrey Lawyer of the Year, having been shortlisted twice previously.

She was also shortlisted for Today’s Wills & Probate Industry Champion at the British Wills and Probate Awards 2021, along with a shortlisting for the wider team for Private Client Team of the Year.

Holly featured on BBC Radio 4's Money Box programme and co-authored the Elderly Client Handbook (6th Edition).

On 18th April 2024, Holly won the 'Outstanding Achievement in the Industry' award at the Probate Industry Awards 2024. The judges comments about Holly were;

Their passion for legal excellence and development inspires their team every day to be the best they can be. They are an absolute credit to their team, the firm and the profession. They are without doubt a person who has done and continues to achieve, outstanding feats in the Private Client industry.

Holly's team was shortlisted for Private Client Team – Wills & Probate (16+ Solicitors) at the Modern Law Private Client Awards 2024.

Holly has competed at a national level in eventing and show jumping. She also enjoys numerous other sporting activities and travelling.

handles a wide variety of private client matters, but is especially well known for her work with vulnerable and elderly clients. "She is a very bright, enthusiastic and reliable Court of Protection specialist," states one commentator, while another observer says: "She is a very clever, very pleasant individual and the advice she gives is excellent."

Chambers & Partner 2017
women in law awards