Adam Draper


Contentious Probate, Professional Negligence

Adam is a Partner in the Private Client Department based in Manchester. Adam qualified in 2002.
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Adam deals with private client litigation focusing on will trust and estate disputes, court of protection litigation and professional negligence in particular:

In Re Parnall (2003), Adam acted for the successful Claimant in establishing that caveats should not be used in Inheritance Act claims.

In Abbott v Richardson (2005) he acted for family members and numerous charities in overturning a will benefiting the deceased's housekeeper.  The court fund that the deceased did not have capacity to execute the will.

Adam has appeared  on TV and Radio and contributes to local and national press.

Adam joined Shoosmiths in May 2016 to continue to build the firms capability in will and trust disputes.

Prior to joining Shoosmiths he was Head of Will and Trust Disputes team at Irwin Mitchell in Sheffield.

Adam accepts instructions for clients based all over the country and overseas.  He takes instructions from those disputing wills, Executors and beneficiaries defending their interest in the will.

He is recommended by the Legal 500 (2016) as being ‘extremely empathetic’.

He is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly and the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association and is also one of only a handful of full members of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) in the North West”.

Adam Draper's interview by LexisNexis®PSL (Adult child claims financial provision under Inheritance Act (Nahajec v Fowle) can be found here.