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Rob Weston, who joined mfg Solicitors in April 2010, is a Partner in the Litigation Division based at Kidderminster. He also heads the firm’s Contentious Probate Department, which is one of the largest specialist teams in this area of law in the country. Rob is also often asked to present to Private Client lawyers.
Year after year Rob is named as a “Leading Individual” in the Legal 500. Within Contentious Trusts and Probate, mfg is a first tier firm within The Legal 500 quoting Robert as ‘extremely good with clients’, ‘very knowledgeable and commercially aware’ and 'Robert Weston is an excellent private client litigator with a national reputation. He has a wealth of legal knowledge and applies it rigorously to each dispute. He is a tough litigator and fights his client’s corner doggedly. He is a real fighter."
Areas of expertise:
Rob has more than 30 years’ experience in litigation and undertook his first contentious probate claim in 1988. Robert has litigated in all courts up to and including the House of Lords. He has also been involved in high profile and multi-party litigation one of which was a landmark judgment widely reported in both the legal media and wider press where he successfully defended the claim in Walker and another v Badmin and others .
His area of expertise is contentious probate and claims made under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. He acts for trust corporations and individuals and receives recommendations from Barristers and other solicitors as a recognised expert in this area of law.
Membership of professional bodies and organisations:
Robert is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists.
“I cannot thank you enough for your patience kindness and support you have given me. I want you to know how sincerely grateful I am for your counsel. You are a consummate professional and a true gentleman. In a world where there is a propensity to complain I just wanted to take a few lines to recognise and show my appreciation of you”.
"Excellent caring service. Both Robert Weston and Javed Ahmed were very supportive and helpful in a very difficult case."
"Wills, Trusts and Probate. Whilst dealing with my late husband's probate, Co-op Legal Services recommended mfg Solicitors and I was contacted by Robert Weston who explained very clearly the procedure, his fees etc. before a schedule was drawn up and signed prior to commencing this legal work. Robert's calm, sympathetic and professional manner put me at ease straight away and I felt he was very approachable if I was unclear about anything. Thomas Evans was also very helpful, knowledgeable and approachable in dealing with the Family Trust and Taxation and dealt with this work in a very professional manner. I would also like to thank the secretaries Pam Davies and Becky Shepherd for their continuous support during this difficult time. Finally, I would be very happy to recommend both Robert Weston and Thomas Evans for their services. Thank you Robert and Tom."
"Thank you for all your support in this matter. I appreciate your prompt replies, your professionalism, your concise and to the point way of answering, informing and acting on my behalf."
"Rob deals with all our contentious work and I cannot recommend him highly enough as we get nothing buy great feedback from our clients regarding his advice and conduct on their files."
"I just wanted to send a note to say how thankful we are for all of your help and support over the last few years. Everything is settled now, and we're looking forward to the next chapter."
"Thank you SO MUCH! Thank you for all your effort and hard work - its been a pleasure working with you. You are by far the nicest bunch of people and the best solicitors around, thank you."
"We recommend Rob Weston of mfg Solicitors LLP, who is a Contentious Probate specialist and I am sure he will be able to help you. I have used Rob before and he is very good at his job but is also a very personable man, which is exactly what you need at this time."
"I used mfg Solicitors to help me with my late Mother's Will which was disputed, I can honestly say that without their help and direction I would have made so many costly mistakes, They guided me through every step of the way, I am so thankful for their help and couldn't recommend them highly enough."
"Wow Robert, I nearly collapsed from the relief when called about your email. I just wanted to thank you so much for all the effort and hard work you have put into this. You are like a guardian angel sent by Dad to help us. I am so eternally grateful for all of your effort and amazing advice. Thank you."
"I am so glad that I took the trip up to Kidderminster to meet you in the Summer of 2019. It was obvious from that meeting that you would handle my case not just by having the required legal knowledge, but with sensitively and generous helpings of a rare blend of both gentleness and subtlety. That was perfect for me and I thank you for really helping me get through what happened without my building up fear or resentment. I rarely think about what happened now and still look back on my life with great pleasure - a very good result I would say. Needless to say, the future looks very bright too."
"Oh bless you, thank you so much. It really is appreciated. It's great being able to finally deal with someone so helpful & understanding. Please let me know & if you need us to do anything. Thank you again."
"Robert acted for my family in a dispute over the estate of my late uncle which was recently brought to a satisfactory conclusion. He explained our legal position concisely and clearly in a manner that could be understood by all of my relatives and then advised us on a sensible, pragmatic course of action. At a mediation both parties in dispute were guided towards a fair and mutually agreeable resolution. Robert instructed the right counsel to help us to achieve an optimal outcome and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone finding themselves in a similar situation."
“Thank you so much for your guidance and support during this horrible set of circumstances.”
“This is the most wonderful news, absolutely wonderful. Thank you so very much. Words really do fail me, thank you so much for all you have done for me, I cannot tell you how grateful I am, words really do not suffice. You have stuck with me through the most awful times, We are so very grateful, I do not believe anyone else would have so patiently, competently and kindly seen me through this horror. Such wonderful advice and the terrific support and guidance given to me at every step of the way. I want people to know how they can go to you with absolute confidence, and how courteously and considerately they will be treated. I have been treated wonderfully, I wish this for others. Thank you so much.” Richard Young.
The Legal 500:
‘I found all the people at mfg to be extremely approachable, efficient and responsive even during lockdown. I was pleased to receive regular billing so that I could see how much I was spending and where the money was going. I would certainly recommend mfg and Mr Weston very highly to others‘.
‘It is a local Worcestershire outfit which is really well imbedded into the local community. This makes it very approachable and user friendly where you can get a good level of ‘hands on’ partner input right from the start. Robert Weston but also Andrew Chandler are very steady and sure footed in managing their cases, in particular claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975′.
‘Robert Weston at mfg was easily contactable and always attentive, revealing great knowledge of contentious probate and the law which he presented in a thoughtful and accessible way. He clearly had a good grasp of my case, seemed to understand what I was about and gave valuable, helpful advice with ease and in a sensitive and positive way. He handled my case with a rare blend of gentleness and subtlety which suited me absolutely and helped take the stress away from what was a frustrating matter‘