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Partner and Solicitor

Martin Laver

“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 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.

With a particular specialism in disputed trusts and wills, Martin is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (“ACTAPS”). Membership of ACTAPS reflects the volume, complexity and experience Martin has in contentious probate matters, where he appreciates the sensitive nature of situations where contesting a will or trust is being considered in what is normally a difficult time.

He is recognised for his sensitivity when dealing with disputes, which coupled with the application of his breadth of experience is used to determine, alongside the client, the right course of action. Martin is particularly experienced and successful in the use of mediation.

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.

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.

Qualifying in 2012, Martin is a member of the Charity Law Association.

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.

Mrs S

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“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

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Can you make a gift on your deathbed?

Posted on 03rd March 2021 in Dispute Resolution, Probate & Wills

It is always best to ensure you have a carefully drafted, and updated Will setting out what you would like to happen to your property and effects when you die. The law protects your decisions in most cases but this can provide some inflexibility in the way your estate is handled. Equally, if there is no Will, the intestacy rules can result in undesirable consequences.

Posted by

Martin Laver

Partner and Solicitor
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The Inheritance Act and Adult Children

Posted on 23rd February 2021 in Dispute Resolution

Following our recent insight on the Inheritance Act and Minor Children, this insight moves onto another category of claimant under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (“Inheritance Act”) - adult children.

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Martin Laver

Partner and Solicitor