Edward completed his law degree in Manchester, graduating in 2009 with a First Class Honours degree. He then completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Manchester in 2010, obtaining a Distinction and the annual prize for Private Client studies. Edward qualified as a solicitor in 2012 having trained at a leading commercial firm based in Manchester where he subsequently worked prior to joining Langleys in 2015.
Edward is full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (“STEP”) and has specialised in Private Client work since qualification. Edward has particular expertise in dealing with the administration of high value estates.
Edward advises clients in relation to all types of Private Client matters. This includes advice regarding Wills, Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Probate Applications, Estate Administration (including international probates with cross-border interests), Inheritance Tax and Succession Planning.
Edward also has a keen interest in Court of Protection work having acted for clients in relation to applications for Deputyship Orders for both Financial and Welfare matters, as well as interim applications within proceedings. He has experience advising clients in relation to disputed applications.
Ed Allen is very impressive - he demonstrates important skills such as being approachable, putting clients at ease, being friendly, responsive and diligent. Ed always makes clients feel comfortable in meetings and like their concerns are of huge importance to him. Clients have built up a good level of trust in Ed in a short period, which is hugely reassuring.
Legal 500, 2020
Ed Allen and James Knowles both have a superb command of their subject, yet they both put clients at ease and conduct meetings in a very relaxed way. They listen much more than they talk, which I always think is a very good sign.
Legal 500, 2020
Edwards help and advice was invaluable to me in dealing with my mother’s estate. To me he went above and beyond and I really appreciated the extra help and time he gave concerning my parents wills.
Private Client, May 2019
Edward has been amazing, he has excellent communication skills, friendly but confident and trustworthy and has been very empathetic and supportive during a very sensitive and difficult time, whilst providing a high quality professional service. Nothing has been a problem, he has explained all matters to ensure we have understood the intricacies of the probate and estate, going the extra mille, over and above what we expected and sourcing information on a wide range of matters. This included issues of repatriation following death of a loved one in Mauritius, dealing with coroners, death certificates etc. He has listened while we have shared concerns, provided advice and steered a path for us through some contentious areas.
Private Client, March 2019
Great interest, concern and compassion shown in all aspects. I felt truly appreciated.
Private Client, October 2018
Mr. Edward Allen, was courteous, kind, most helpful & understanding and felt completely confident in all his advice and work he did for me
We always found Edward pleasant and considerate of our needs. He made the more complicated legal points more easily understood