April is a paralegal in the contentious private client team in Basingstoke.
She is responsible for a range of tasks such as drafting instructions to counsel, compiling trial bundles, liaising with clients and other firms on cases and conducting legal research for the team. She joined Penningtons Manches in 2017 after graduating with a degree in law from Keble College, Oxford.
Recent work highlights
- Successfully negotiating a settlement offer of £38,000 for a client under an Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claim, who was only entitled to £2,000 under the deceased’s will.
- Assisting with the administration of an estate worth approximately £7 million.
- Assisting with the removal and replacement of trustees where co-trustees could not co-operate in administering the estate.
- Successfully acquiring medical records in a will validity claim, despite the deceased’s letter of wishes requesting them to be kept confidential.