Chris Claxton-Shirley

Senior Associate, Wills, Trusts, Tax and Probate

Chris Claxton-Shirley, later life planning specialist in Cambridge

How can I help you?

I am a senior associate solicitor in the private client team here at Tees. I can assist with a range of issues including:

  • Creation and Administration of Trusts
  • Estate & Tax Planning
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Probate
  • Registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Wills

In addition to the above, I am part of our specialist Court of Protection team and I am able to advise on and assist with applications to the Court of Protection. 

Delivering what you really need

Many of us do not like to think about what might happen later in life or the challenges we may face. I will work with you to identify your needs and objectives, pre-empting the issues which may arise and provide you with clear advice about the best way to proceed. 

I will keep you regularly updated on progress relating to all stages of your matter and will do everything I can to achieve a successful outcome for you in a personalised, fast and friendly manner. 

I can draw on the specialist expertise of my colleagues should you require assistance with contested probate, family matters or assistance with residential property. 

What else should you know?

I am a committee member of the Law Society’s Private Client solicitors section. The Law Society is the body which represents solicitors and being a member of this committee allows me to steer the future strategy of the section and support offered to my colleagues across the country.

I sit on the Board of Trustees for Cambridge & District Citizens Advice and I assist the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives as a scrutiniser for their examination material relevant to Private Client law.

I studied French and Spanish at King’s College London before joining Tees in September 2016 and completing the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice course in 2018. I have a Masters in Professional Legal Practice. I have completed a diploma in trusts and estates (awarded with distinction) through the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). STEP members are internationally recognised as experts in their fields. 

Tees are here to help

We have many specialist lawyers who are based in:

EssexBrentwoodChelmsford, and Saffron Walden
HertfordshireBishop's Stortford and Royston

But we can help you wherever you are in England and Wales.


Legal 500 UK 2023

'Chris Claxton-Shirley stands out in my mind, he is an excellent member of the Tees Law team. He is incredibly easy to get along with and I felt incredibly comfortable talking to him about my personal matters'
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