How Can Marianne Help You?
Marianne has extensive litigation experience specialising in disputes arising out of family partnerships, trust disputes, Will disputes and contentious probate. She acts for private clients, professional executors, trustees and private banks and is ideally placed to help you resolve such disputes. She has recently sucessfully resolved at mediation two complex family partnership disputes.
Meeting Your Needs
Disputes after the death of a relative can be painful, acrimonious and complex. Marianne believes that litigation is very much a last resort and her aim is to achieve the best possible outcome for clients in the most cost effective way. Marianne is level headed and approachable and has a strong track record of resolving difficult claims using alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation.
What Others Say
Legal 500 describes Marianne as 'very personable', and ‘empathetic, with an impressive depth of knowledge’, and 'experienced and gives robust and practicable advice’.
Chambers and Partners recommend Marianne as a key individual:
'Clients are effusive about Marianne Nankervis' 'empathetic' and 'supportive' nature, which combined with her knowledge and skills instils great confidence in her clients. She specialises in contentious probate and trust disputes.'
Marianne's clients have commented:
"After a frustrating and fruitless year in the hands of another law firm, I was about to abandon my case altogether when a friend suggested I speak to VWV. After an hour on the phone with Marianne Nankervis, I knew I'd found a lawyer in whom I could have total faith, and she did not disappoint. Not only did Marianne achieve a better settlement for me than I could have dared hope for; she did so with such exceptional care and compassion that what had been a traumatic ordeal became painless. For rescuing my children and I from a plight that had looked quite hopeless, I will be eternally grateful to Marianne and the rest of her team at VWV."
"Marianne Nankervis, who has acted on my behalf, is excellent. Right from the start the process has been explained to me clearly, I’ve been kept up-dated with proceedings, have felt that I’ve been provided with advice which is in my best interest and have been consulted where necessary in the decision-making process."
"Marianne has handled my case with sensitivity and empathy and has shown great understanding and regard for my circumstances and wishes."
"Senior associate Marianne Nankervis has obvious aptitude and extensive experience in professional negligence claims relating to the drafting of wills and trusts and tax advice."- Legal 500
"Marianne Nankervis is full of energy and ability." - Legal 500
"Marianne Nankervis was diligent, and strategic. She was also friendly and approachable, never rushing us into a decision or applying unnecessary pressure. She was a formidable opponent, but also knew when to be conciliatory, to ensure that we went to court on a strong footing.
She took the time to answer our questions during a complicated, arduous process, kept us informed of developments, and patiently listened to our concerns.
I thoroughly recommend her services."
What You Might Like to Know
Marianne joined VWV in 2012 after 21 years at Osborne Clarke. She is a member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).
VWV was successfully chosen as the winner of Corporate Intl Magazine's legal award 'Private Client law firm of the year in England 2016'. The awards recognise those who have shown excellence not only in expertise but in service and is based on independent research, focusing on how the business operates and the expertise the firm can offer.
VWV's Private Client team was announced as winners of the 'Trusted Private Client Law Firm' Global Award for 2016. This award showcases the achievements of the most successful and ground-breaking individuals and those who have had outstanding performances within the last year.
Marianne is a fluent French speaker and enjoys travelling in her spare time.