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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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Related Insights

Insights

Caveat – Stop Probate

Posted on 16th April 2020 in Dispute Resolution

In most cases, a Grant of Probate is required for the estate to be dealt with and administered. Without the Grant of Probate, an executor will not be able to sell any property which belongs to the deceased, nor will they have the authority to deal with the estate’s assets.

Posted by

Martin Laver

Partner and Solicitor
Insights

Are the Courts still dealing with disputed Will claims during the Covid-19 crisis?

Posted on 30th March 2020 in Dispute Resolution, Coronavirus Pandemic

The Courts remain in operation and are hearing trials and applications albeit remotely, like most of us! You will still be able to dispute a Will and issue a claim through the Courts but, for the moment, most aspects of the claim will be dealt with electronically.

Posted by

Martin Laver

Partner and Solicitor