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Ramsdens Solicitors have appointed Will Trust and Estate Disputes specialist, Nazia Nawaz as Partner in their contentious probate team.

Nazia brings with her a wealth of litigation and dispute Resolution experience of over 20 years, specialising in all types of inheritance disputes and contentious probate matters as well as land and farming disputes, including will validity claims, removal of executors and trustees and financial abuse claims.

She joins Ramsdens having previously led the Will Trust and Estate Disputes team in the Manchester office of a national top 25 law firm where she helped establish the team. Nazia has also spent most of the past 6 years working at a highly reputable North West law firm where she developed the firm's contentious probate offering.

Nazia's clients include disappointed beneficiaries, executors, trustees , Farmers and land owners. She has particular expertise in representing clients in high value and complex farming and agricultural disputes often involving succession issues and claims under the doctrine of proprietary estoppel.

She has successfully represented numerous clients in financial provision claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975 including claims brought by surviving cohabitees, spouses, children or those who were otherwise maintained by the deceased who have been left insufficient provision under a will or on intestacy. Nazia also has a large client base of land owners who regularly instruct her in relation to boundary and title issues and disputes concerning easements and rights of way.

Nazia commented: “I have always admired Ramsdens as one of the most reputable and leading law firms in Yorkshire and am honoured to be joining the firm. I look forward to being part of and to contribute to Ramsdens continued journey and success story."

Paul Joyce, Managing Partner added: “We are delighted to welcome Nazia to Ramsdens. She has a wealth of experience that will boost our Contentious Probate practice. We’re always looking for opportunities to strengthen our offering and support to clients, to ensure that we evolve with their needs."