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Private Wealth Law - Newcastle and surrounds
2
Band 2

The team at Sintons advise high net worth clients on a range of non-contentious private client matters, such as trusts, wills and probate. They also deal with inheritance and probate disputes.

"The experience and capabilities of their team are varied and extensive," says a source. "The team is very competent, diligent, and experienced," adds a commentator.

Notable practitioners

Emma Saunders is highly experienced in contentious probate and Court of Protection matters. A source says: "Her guidance, experience and knowledge are commendable and impeccable. She is decisive, efficient and very responsive. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone." Her expertise includes trust disputes and Inheritance Act 1975 claims.

Paul Nickalls is head of the wills, trust and probate team at the firm. He also leads the personal and family team. Nickalls is "an absolute top-quality lawyer who is so easy to deal with," says a source. A commentator adds: "Paul consistently delivers and is a highly experienced private client lawyer."

Paul Collingwood is a senior associate in the firm's personal and family department. "Paul is very supportive, attentive and has a brilliant client manner. He instils trust and confidence," states a source.

Emelie Vardon "has given pragmatic, honest advice. She has the client’s interests at heart and pursues matters in a robust and tenacious fashion. She is an excellent communicator, and a highly knowledgeable professional in her field. She is calm, understanding and determined," states a source. Vardon specialises in contentious wills, trusts and estate matters.

Ranked Individuals at
Sintons

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Newcastle and surrounds

Private Wealth Law

2
Paul Nickalls
2
Band 2
Paul Collingwood
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North East & Yorkshire

Private Wealth Disputes

1
Emma Saunders
1
Band 1
Emelie Vardon
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