Solicitor admitted to specialist probate association


FBC Manby Bowdler Associate Kimberly Mears has been appointed as a full member of a prestigious forum of specialists in probate law.

Kimberly, who is part of our Contentious Trusts and Probate Team, has gained the substantive membership of The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).

ACTAPS is a forum for established experts in contentious probate to exchange experience, promote training and provide a voice at a national level on issues relating to contentious trust and probate issues.

To gain full accreditation Kimberly had to undertake a two-year course of study that was preceded by two years as an associate member of ACTAPS.

During the course, she had to demonstrate her knowledge and ability to act in contentious probate cases through evidence of real life casework, including at least three cases conducted before the High Court spanning different areas of contentious probate work.

Kimberly explained: “Gaining full membership of ACTAPS is a huge achievement and one that indicates clients are dealing with someone who predominantly focuses on contentious trusts and probate and has current experience of a wide range of issues and acting in court proceedings.

“It gives an additional layer of assurance and added value to our clients.”

For all probate matters, Kimberly can be contacted using the details below.

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