New Appointment at Band Hatton Button
A city law firm has made a senior appointment to head up its wills, trusts and probate team.
Michelle Gavin joins Band Hatton Button LLP Solicitors on Warwick Road, as an associate and head of the wills, trusts and probate department.
Michelle, who lives in Coventry, brings a wealth of experience to the firm with expertise in wills, trusts, estate planning, home protection trusts, the administration of estates and trusts along with lasting powers of attorney and court of protection matters.
She joins the firm having most recently spent five years as an associate solicitor at top 70 Birmingham city law firm, SGH Martineau.
Michelle is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) - the leading worldwide association for practitioners dealing with family inheritance and succession planning - with only a small number of members based in Coventry.
Having started her career studying Law at Coventry University, Michelle went on to complete a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies at Birmingham University before completing her training at a Coventry law firm and qualifying as a solicitor in 2002.
Michelle also sits on the Birmingham branch committee of the Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) and is a member of the private client section of the Law Society.
She said, "I grew up and completed my training in Coventry so it is great to be back working in the city.
"I was attracted to the role at Band Hatton Button as the firm encompasses a progressive and ambitious attitude as well as a great team of people who help to drive the firm forward.
"I am looking forward to the new experiences and challenges that my role at the firm will bring and hope to continue to deliver a high-quality service."
Band Hatton Button is one of the largest law practices in the city with over 70 employees now based at the firm.
Philip Costigan, senior partner at Band Hatton Button LLP, said: "Michelle has already settled in well at the firm and her wealth of experience will greatly help to strengthen the wills, trusts and probate department.
"She is also one of a small number of Coventry-based members of STEP and her experience in the areas of retirement planning, family inheritance and succession planning allows us to add another string to our bow."