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Claire-Marie Cornford
Partner at Irwin Mitchell


Claire-Marie Cornford is the lead partner for the Will, Trust and Estate Disputes team in Irwin Mitchell’s London office. She specialises in private client disputes and litigation, specifically those concerning trust, estate and succession disputes in the UK and internationally. She regularly acts in high-value and complex private wealth disputes for a broad range of clients including successful entrepreneurs and business people, landed gentry, farmers, trustees and individuals.

Claire-Marie leads Irwin Mitchell’s Global UK and Channel Islands Groups which focus on international work, and she is a key member of the firm’s International Strategy Group.

Claire-Marie is consistently recommended in The Legal 500: in this year’s entry, Claire-Marie is described as ‘clever, experienced and runs the team with enormous energy’ and ‘exceptionally talented and experienced. Fantastic and personal service. An extremely safe pair of hands’. She is listed in the Legal Week Private Client Global Elite Directory, is a member of STEP’s Contentious Trust and Estates Special Interest Group and is also a member of ConTrA’s Advisory Board for its annual Trusts in Litigation Conference.

Agenda Sessions

  • Estate Planning and Succession: Tactical considerations for claims under the 1975 Act


Speakers at this event