Michael joined Nockolds in 2023 as Senior Associate in our Contentious Probate team.
Michael is a senior lawyer with many years’ experience in contested trusts and probate work. He is skilled at helping clients through this complex and difficult area of law whilst always remaining positive and realistic.
His experience within this area is broad and includes different forms of alternative dispute resolution including mediation and joint settlement meetings, burial disputes, caveats, warnings and appearances. He also has experience with claims under the Inheritance Act, disputes over the role of executors, administrators and trustees, disputes over the identity of the correct beneficiary or interpretation of a Will.
Michael was recommended in The Legal 500 with testimonials ‘Michael Henry’s knowledge base is vast. He combines that knowledge with an excellent bedside manner with lay clients.’ (2023 edition) and ‘handling of a difficult situation, as far as my fellow executors were concerned, was exemplary.’ With further comment ‘He was honest and straightforward in his advice which was delivered in layman’s language.’ (2023 edition) and Michael Henry has great attention to detail.’ (2023 edition).
Michael has also been ranked for five years as an Associate to Watch in the Chambers & Partners High Net Worth guide, Private Wealth Disputes.
Michael is a full member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and regularly receives referrals from other firms in this specialist practice area. He is a full accredited member of the Solicitors for the Elderly and is listed as an ‘Associate to Watch’ in the Chambers and Partners HNW, one of the leading independent guides to the best lawyers in the UK.