From 1 November this year, after 30 years of service with the firm, David Kingham will hand over his responsibilities as head of the Private Client department at Morrisons Solicitors to rising legal star, Holly Chantler. David will be retiring in April 2017.
Holly, who has recently been recognised as one of the Top 35 Under 35 solicitors in the Private Client field for the second year running, is taking on one of Morrisons’ largest departments with a history stretching back to 1729.
In addition to becoming a Partner in the firm last year, Holly is also a Panel Deputy for the Court of Protection, a national director of Solicitors for the Elderly, a Trust & Estate Practitioner (TEP) and is shortly to begin practising as a Notary.
The Private Client department offers compassionate assistance with a whole range of services for individuals including the things we all have to deal with in life such as making a will, dealing with probate and estate matters, inheritance and other tax issues, establishing and administering trusts and arranging advanced decisions (living Wills) and powers of attorney. Alongside these legal milestones in life, Holly is keen to develop the growing specialisations within the team which include the legal issues facing older and vulnerable adults, not for profit organisations, international clients and tax matters.
Holly has been part of the team at Morrisons for over 10 years now, gaining experience in all aspects of Private Client work whilst developing her own specialism in older and vulnerable adults, an area which combines highly technical aspects of law and complex matters for which she has gained a national reputation.
Holly recently commented,
“Being promoted to such a prominent position within the Top 200 legal firm I trained and developed at is a privilege. I am excited about not only mentoring and supporting the self development of my team of over 20 legal professionals but of embracing modern technology to better serve our clients at what can be an extremely emotional time in their lives. I hope to grow our specialisms and increase our national reputation for outstanding customer service in these very specialised and complex areas of law for people who are in need of outstanding help.”
“In recent years there has been a growing awareness of legal issues surrounding older and vulnerable adults, along with changes in the law and I’m proud to say that with Morrisons our clients really have someone who knows about every aspect and can give the very best advice.”
“I am looking forward to embracing change whilst continuing to provide the personal service that Morrisons has been known for over the last 287 years.”