Melissa Butler joins AWB Charlesworth Solicitors

Melissa Butler

Melissa Butler joined AWB Charlesworth Solicitors in March 2024 as a paralegal in the Wills, Trust and Probate department.

Wills, Trusts and Probate, otherwise known as the Private Client department, is split across three of our sites to service the needs of customers in Skipton, Keighley and Bradford, the wider area of the Aire Valley and the Yorkshire Dales. AWB Charlesworth’s work in this area is growing and we now have a team of 11, including five solicitors and a specialist legal accountant. The department works closely with other departments in the firm such as Residential Property, Commercial Property, Litigation and Commercial & Corporate.

Melissa previously worked at Schofield Sweeney Solicitors. She has almost a decade of experience in estate administration, the preparation of Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney, and in dealing with applications to the Court of Protection.

Jenny Barron, Head of Private Client said: “I am delighted to welcome Melissa to AWB Charlesworth. Our wills and probate business is going from strength to strength and we have an urgent need to expand our team to cover the large quantity of work and maintain our excellent standards of service. Melissa’s extensive experience is a great advantage to us as we increasingly take on complex inheritance work and help families with multiple assets.”

Melissa Butler said: “I’m delighted to have joined AWB Charlesworth. They’re a long-established firm with a great reputation. They’re progressive in their approach to the law, and yet still have the strong values of a family firm.”

If you wish to contact Melissa, call her on 01756 692878 or email

22 May 2024

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