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 Solicitors for the Elderly 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 has competed at a national level in eventing and show jumping. She also enjoys numerous other sporting activities and travelling.
Chambers & Partner 2017
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."
Both Holly Chantler and Charlotte Thomas offered me exemplary service... They were generous with their time and attention...
Holly & Kate dealt professionally and respectfully with our families needs and wishes.