By: 5 June 2024
AWB Charlesworth bolsters private client department

Melissa Butler has joined AWB Charlesworth Solicitors as a paralegal in the wills, trusts and probate department.

AWB Charlesworth’s work in this area is growing, and they now have a team of 11, including five solicitors and a specialist probate and trusts accountant. The department works closely with other departments in the firm such as residential property, commercial property, litigation and commercial and corporate.

Wills, trusts and probate, or the private client department, is split across three offices to serve clients’ needs in Skipton, Keighley, Bradford and the wider area of the Aire Valley and the Yorkshire Dales.

Melissa has almost a decade of experience in estate administration, the preparation of wills and lasting powers of attorney, and dealing with applications to the court of protection.

Jenny Barron, head of private client said: “I am delighted to welcome Melissa to AWB Charlesworth. Our wills and probate business is going from strength to strength and we have an urgent need to expand our team to cover the large quantity of work and maintain our excellent standards of service. Melissa’s extensive experience is a great advantage to us as we increasingly take on complex inheritance work and help families with multiple assets.”

Melissa Butler said: “I’m delighted to have joined AWB Charlesworth. They’re a long-established firm with a great reputation. They’re progressive in their approach to the law, and yet still have the strong values of a family firm.”


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Emma Cockings
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