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Partner in the commercial litigation team specialising in disputed trusts and Wills

Martin Laver

Partner and Solicitor

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Martin is a partner in the commercial litigation team specialising in dispute resolution. He acts on a broad range of work advising businesses, charities and not for profit organisations as well as individuals.

Martin has a particular specialism in disputed trusts and wills and is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (“ACTAPS”) which is the specialist national group relating to this area of law. Membership of ACTAPS reflects the volume, complexity and experience Martin has in contentious probate matters.

Martin is also a member of the Charity Law Association.

“I have been acting for all manner of commercial and not for profit organisations and individuals since 2001. The range of work I undertake for clients enables me to give practical and commercial advice as well as the legal advice all clients would expect of me. I am a firm believer in understanding your objective from the outset and working towards it from day one.”

Martin’s work has taken him to the County Court, High Court, and the Supreme Court as well as the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal. Many cases are suitable for mediation and Martin’s success rate is high.

In addition to his case work, Martin presents seminars on topics such as employment law, insolvency and disputed trusts and wills and contributes to the firm’s Insights in those areas.

Outside work, Martin is a keen family man with two young daughters. He is also a chair of governors at a local primary school and involved in some local charities. On a sunny day, with a fair wind, you will find Martin sailing down the Exe in his little boat.

“A belated thank you for all your excellent work on securing a good outcome for Karen. I truly believe it was your superior knowledge and expertise overall but particularly during the mediation process that got this outcome for her against all the odds.” – Mrs S

Call: 01392 667641

I would like to say a sincere thank you for all your work and place on record my appreciation for the sensitive way you approached making this claim. It was not an easy matter for me to pursue but you made the process as comfortable as possible.

Mrs W

Recent article

Posted 15 January 2018
by Martin Laver     

Cutting Children Out of Your Will

The press (the Telegraph for example here) are reporting that Lady Lucan has left her estate entirely to Shelter, the homeless charity and has left nothing to her adult children. The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 can…