Access Legal Solicitors, Manchester

The HQ Building
Old Granada Studios
2 Atherton Street
Manchester
M3 3GS

Tel: 03700 868 686

Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 8am to 6pm

Saturday: 10am to 4pm

Looking for legal advice in Manchester? Take advantage of our free initial no-obligation consultation at Access Legal and one of our plain-speaking experts will guide you through your claim. Our core services include:

Our Manchester team are passionate about what we do and will do everything they can to make your case a success. Throughout your claim, we’ll provide positive support and legal advice in plain English – no fuss, no pressure. We’re part of Shoosmiths LLP, an award-winning UK law firm which have been providing this service for more than 165 years, so you can rest assured you’re in good hands.

If you’ve hired an advisor who has caused you to suffer a financial or material loss, our professional negligence solicitors in Manchester will work with you to recover those losses. For those contesting a will in Manchester, our experts can help you through what is often an emotionally challenging time. We’ll provide sound legal advice and try to resolve the dispute and avoid court action if possible.

As well as our specialisms, our team cover a range of other legal services in Manchester, including medical negligence and personal injury claims. Pick up the phone and speak to an Access Legal expert or drop them an email today.

Contesting a will in Manchester

Why contest a will? If a will isn’t fully clear, contains mistakes or doesn’t reflect the wishes of the deceased, these are issues that cannot be ignored. If you are a ‘disappointed beneficiary’, it can be a confusing and upsetting time when a will doesn’t reflect your relationship with someone you’re close to.

Our team of hard-working solicitors in Manchester can resolve these disagreements as quickly as possible without having to take the case to court, unless absolutely necessary.

We understand that disputing a will is a last resort which is why we take the time to listen to your claim and make sensitive steps to deal with all manners of disputes. There are a number of grounds your own personal case can come under that we cover:

Incorrect wills are not uncommon. Research conducted by the Legal Services Board (LSB) shows that two out of 10 wills contain mistakes that could invalidate them, partly due to the prevalence of DIY will kits available in supermarkets, chain stores and on the internet.

Whatever your challenge, our goal is to get you the legal advice and expert mediation you need in order to avoid court action. You may feel nervous or even regretful about putting together a claim, especially if your dispute is with family. But if you choose to seek advice from Access Legal, we have solicitors in Manchester who have helped many people contest a will – call us today or send us an email for a clearer solution to your claim.

Professional negligence solicitors in Manchester

Professional negligence is when a professional fails to perform a paid service to the required standard. If this has happened to you and you’ve suffered financially, a professional negligence solicitor can help you recover your losses.

We instruct experts to deal with the things we’re not experts in ourselves. If you’re working with a solicitor and it’s not going the way you’d like it to, we can help you formulate a plan, change your solicitor and put things right. Whether it’s a personal negligence claim or you’re contesting a will, you’ll be guided by experts every step of the way.

Taking action against any professional who has acted negligently is a hard choice to make, but our team of professional negligence solicitors in Manchester will help build your case and regain the costs you deserve.

Our Access Legal experts cover a broad scope of professions, including professional negligence claims against solicitors, surveyor negligence claims and accountant negligence claims. Whether you’re facing a solicitor who has given you poor advice on the purchase of a property or an accountant who has failed to draw up accounts properly, our best-in-class UK lawyers will do everything they can to make your case a success.

Adam Draper is a partner in the Private Client Department of Access Legal in Manchester, after qualifying in 2002. His specialisms include will trust and estate disputes, court of protection litigation and professional negligence. In 2005, he won a case for family members and numerous charities overturning a will benefiting the deceased’s housekeeper. The court found that the deceased did not have the capacity to make the will themselves.

As well as being recommended by the Legal 500 (2016) as ‘extremely empathetic’, Adam has appeared on various TV and radio programmes and often contributes to local and national press.

If you’d like a free consultation with one of our first-class lawyers, you can contact us over the phone or simply send us an email.

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