Stephen Lawson, Partner at FDR Law and specialist in Inheritance and Trust disputes has been appointed by The Law Society, to its Wills and Equity Committee.
Stephen who has been with the firm, with offices in Warrington, Frodsham and Stockton Heath, for over 35 years and has a wealth of expertise in the wills and trust field will sit on The Law Society’s Committee from 1st September 2017 until August 2020.
His membership will see him attend six meetings a year with solicitors who specialise in wills and private client work, such as estate administration. The committee offers guidance to the wider profession through practice notes and will be submitting recommendations on updating the 1809 Wills Act to The Law Commission, the UK body responsible for keeping the law of England and Wales under review and to recommend reform.
A delighted Stephen said; “I am thrilled my experience has been recognised by the panel. I am looking forward to being involved in bringing about national change and reform in the coming years. I am a firm believer that the legal system should be guided by common sense.”
Stephen is also a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) England and Wales and Worldwide Council, and a member of The Association of Contentious Trusts & Probate Specialists (ACTAPS). He has also contributed thought leadership pieces to a number of national newspapers and in 2015 published a book on Testamentary Capacity.