IBB Law appoints new contentious probate partner

IBB private client group announces the appointment of Paul Grimwood who joins the firm on 1 May as a partner in the specialist contentious probate team.

Paul-Grimwood
Paul Grimwood joins IBB Law as partner in the specialist contentious probate team

IBB Law is one of the few firms in the region with a specialist contentious probate team and Grimwood’s appointment is in reaction to the increasing demand for its services. The team has noticed an increase in new enquiries, not only in relation to disputed wills but also in relation to the actions taken by executors in relation to the administration of estates. It seems likely the number will continue to increase to deal with the signature of wills during the Covid 19 pandemic which seem set to open up potential challenges in these areas.

Grimwood joins IBB from Hart Brown where he was partner and head of the dispute resolution team. He has more than 30 years of specialist litigation experience, resolving a wide range of disputes.

Grimwood will join partner Amanda Melton and solicitors Catherine O’Reilly and Rekha Toor who specialise in contentious probate work.

Melton, head of the private client group said of Grimwood’s appointment: We are delighted to welcome Paul to help grow and develop further our specialist contentious probate offering. The team is very busy at the moment and Paul’s excellent experience in this area will enable them to be able to help more potential clients with family disputes’.