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Rob Kelly gains qualification for helping clients with Will disputes

23rd July 2020 by Rob Kelly

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Losing a loved one is an emotional and distressing time, but this can be heightened further if there is a dispute regarding their Will, as this often involves close family relationships.

Laceys are pleased to announce that Rob Kelly, an associate in the litigation department, has successfully completed The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) qualification course, providing him with skills and knowledge to be able to handle all type of will disputes sensitively and ensure that everything is done to reach the best solution for our clients.

Only practitioners who are substantially engaged in contentious trust and probate law and practice (including disputes involving Inheritance Act claims, conflicts in relation to trusts and disputes over the terms or validity of wills) are admitted to ACTAPS, for which Rob has undergone 2 years of specialised training by ACTAPS.

Rob said: “I am extremely pleased to have passed the ACTAPS qualification course. ACTAPS is widely recognised as the gold standard association for practitioners who work in the contentious trust and probate area of law. ”

If you would like to discuss a contentious trust or probate issue you can contact Rob on 01202 755217 or email r.kelly@laceyssolicitors.co.uk.

Rob Kelly

Associate — Dispute Resolution

Direct dial: 01202 755217

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  • “A first choice for truly contentious Litigation in Automotive and Asset Finance and Leasing. His pure skill in tricky work wins through time and again and adds real value compared with the so called 'top tier' litigators. Truly capable, amenable and commercially minded business partners, the 'master chessmen' of their specialty.”

    Paul Maxted, previously the In house Legal Adviser and Company Secretary nearly 20 years, all Financial Services related companies in UK for Daimler, Mercedes-Benz

  • “I have had the pleasure of working with several members of the team at Laceys regularly over a period of years. I found Rob Kelly in particular, who worked on a successful litigation case for me over a period of several years to be outstanding in all aspects of the work he undertook, and the manner in which he did it. I now consider him a friend. I would not - and have not - hesitated to recommend Laceys to my family and friends, and continue to use them for all legal matters.”

    Dan Collins

  • “ I just wanted to thank you for your great work on the professional negligence case and other cases you have represented Indian Ocean and Tiien through the last few years.”

    Mehdi Vahdati, Director and Proprietor - Indian Ocean (Bournemouth) Limited

  • “I've worked with a fair few lawyers over the years and Rob Kelly is the most on the ball and efficient lawyers I've ever come across. I'm looking forward to working together for many years to come.”

    Roger Woodall, CEO - Diamond Sporting Group

Rob is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (September 2009).  Rob also holds an LLB (Hons) degree in law.  He successfully completed training as a mediator under the ADR Chambers / Harvard Law Project Scheme and was one of the first mediators to have been appointed an IMI Certified Mediation Advocate in the UK with a commercial practice.

Rob specialises in dispute resolution through litigation, arbitration and mediation, with particular emphasis on contractual disputes, claims involving allegations of professional negligence (which he has prosecuted on behalf of commercial and private clients and defended on behalf of insurers, re-insurers and Lloyd’s syndicates). He is regularly instructed in connection with substantial disputes involving contractual, professional negligence, contentious probate issues.  Rob also deals with contentious property and landlord and tenant issues.

Rob’s style is a mix of listening, asking (tough) questions, diplomacy and reality testing. He’s interested, flexible, and pragmatic. He offers a common sense, realistic approach to assist his clients in searching for solutions to their disputes and brings straight talking and integrity to his work.

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