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Shoosmiths hires new head of contentious trusts and probate team for the South of England

16/02/2018 News Team

UK national law firm Shoosmiths has continued its expansion of its contentious trusts and probate offering with the recruitment of Angela Bowman, who will be based at the firm's Thames Valley office.

A partner with her previous firm, Freeths (formerly Henmans), Ms Bowman will head up Shoosmiths' specialist contentious trusts and probate team in the South of England.

Her previous experience includes handling probate actions where the mental capacity of the deceased is in dispute, want of knowledge and approval claims, undue influence claims, applications under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, bringing and defending claims for an interest in property and removing executors and trustees who are not properly fulfilling their obligations.

She has also acted for a large number of national charities, including Cancer Research UK, RSPCA, British Heart Foundation, Dogs Trust, Macmillan Cancer Support and Save the Children.

Adam Draper, a partner and head of the firm's contentious probate team in Manchester, said Ms Bowman's appointment would "considerably enhance Shoosmiths' growing national reputation and strengthen the private client practice group's position and service offering."

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