Ben Naylor

Solicitor Apprentice

Ben is a Solicitor Apprentice and works in our Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution team under the supervision of our Associate Director, Sarah Thomsen (ACTAPS).

Prior to joining Lockings in October 2023, Ben dealt with non-contentious probate matters including the preparation of Wills, Codicils and the administration of estates.  He has experience in dealing with particularly niche areas of probate practice, such as applications under the Forfeiture Act 1982, Fiat Copy Wills, international Probate including Re-Seal applications and Affidavits of Foreign Law, he has acted for registered charities as executors/beneficiaries, and would regularly deal with matters requiring the assistance of genealogists in complicated intestacy cases.

Ben is now utilising his skills in our Civil Litigation department, assisting with various matters including:

  • Contentious probate matters including disputes over Wills and/or inheritance
  • Property and Land disputes
  • Neighbour and Harassment issues
  • Contract and Negligence claims

Ben began his legal career in 2013 and was later one of the first in our region to be accepted onto the Law Society’s Solicitor Apprentice programme in 2018.   He has since graduated from the University of Law with an LL.B and is working towards full qualification via the SQE route.

Ben is also the current President of the Hull and East Yorkshire Junior Lawyers Division.

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