Olivia Shenton-Taylor Solicitor
Olivia is a Solicitor in our Litigation and Dispute Resolution division covering general commercial litigation and contentious probate.
Main areas of practice
Olivia advises clients in relation to commercial matters including contractual disputes.
She also advises on a wide range of contested probate matters including disputed Wills, trusts and estates. Olivia advises beneficiaries, executors and trustees.
Olivia's clients are both corporate bodies and individuals.
When granting someone a power of attorney you are giving them the right to deal with your own affairs. However a recent case shows that in certain circumstances where you lose capacity your attorney may also be able to substitute you.
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