Wrigleys solicitor included in 2016 Top 35 Under 35 list

Charlotte Dyson, a private client and court of protection solicitor with Wrigleys, is celebrating her place as the only woman from the North of England on the definitive annual list of young private client practitioners across the UK.

Dyson has been named in The Top 35 Under 35 list, published by eprivateclient, which recognises the rising stars within the private client professions across the UK. The list includes lawyers, accountants, trustees and other professional intermediaries.

Dyson focuses on meeting the needs of individuals who are vulnerable, injured, sick or disabled in managing their finances, property and care.

Lynne Bradey, head of probate, trusts and estate planning at Wrigleys’ office in Sheffield, praised Dyson, saying that she has demonstrated the skills for frontline client work from being newly qualified.

“The bulk of her time is spent on the road visiting clients who are too ill or injured to travel. As well as having the empathy, client skills and discretion for this type of work, Charlotte has strong technical skills that are relied upon by lay clients and hardened litigators alike,” she said.

“She often gives second opinions to clients concerned about advice received from non-experts and has prevented significant unnecessary tax charges for many people receiving multi-million pound settlements.”

Alongside her client work, Dyson is also a professional lead to the local Rotherham Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) group and contributed to a free booklet for those living with dementia and their families.

She is now in the process of establishing a new DAA group for the whole of Yorkshire and Humber. She has trained as a Dementia Champion (part of the Alzheimer Association’s national campaign) and delivered countless awareness sessions to Wrigleys’ staff resulting in over 100 colleagues becoming ‘Dementia Friends’.