Chris Holten



Chris Holten is a Partner in our Contentious Probate Department, having joined the firm in 2014 as a newly qualified Solicitor. While he specialises in all aspects of inheritance dispute law, he has a particular interest in contested wills and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. Outside of work he enjoys cooking, taking his dogs for long walks in the countryside and trekking our coastal paths.

Chris is a partner in Slee Blackwell's Legal 500 recommended contentious probate team.

“The strengths of the team is their ability to be thoroughly knowledgeable, stand for no nonsense, and do their absolute best for a client.”

Recent Client Feedback:

“Working with Chris Holten of Slee Blackwell Solicitors was an excellent experience for us from beginning to end. Although it was a very troubling time in our lives that led us to Chis Holten’s services, I can truly say that Chris made every step of the process easy and simple for us to follow and was always extremely sympathetic and understanding to our needs. He was always honourable, professional, knowledgeable and swift in dealing with all matters, and his advice was always honest and true throughout. He always explained things to us in an easy way to understand, especially as the legal processes can be extremely difficult to understand and follow at times. I am very grateful to have been helped by Chris every step of the way in that process, which led to the most favourable outcome for our case. We thank Chris for all his assistance in that result. I would highly recommend Chris Holten to anyone seeking a great, honest and knowledgeable solicitor.”


“Having searched high and low for a reputable solicitor to take on my Contentious Probate case, by sheer luck, an internet search led me to Chris Holten of Slee Blackwell Solicitors LLP. Chris was able to explain in detail what the overall process would entail; what the anticipated legal costs would be; and the likely outcome/duration of pursuing my case. His measured, personable and calm approach convinced me that I had at last found someone I trusted and whom I had faith in. After two years of due diligence, legal insight and dogged determination, Chris ~ ably assisted by his charming legal secretary Sharnie Jenkins ~ was able to secure a more than satisfactory result for my case. All parties were eventually able to agree to a financial settlement out of court through a barrister-led Mediation Process, thereby reducing both costs and time. I would personally recommend the law firm of Slee Blackwell Solicitors in future, and will certainly be availing myself of their services going forward.”


“I would just like to say that from the moment Chris took my case on he immediately made feel more at ease with the decision I had decided to take in pursuing which I thought I was entitled to, even though many people said I would get nothing. Chris from the outcome was always confident, which was what I needed as at the time I was in a very bad way after losing my Fiance. Chris was and is always polite and would explain everything to me in terms that I could understand. I never at any point put the phone down thinking ‘I have no idea what he meant’, which I am sure can happen with Solicitors not of his calibre. I thank him very much for making me feel I was his only case the whole way through. Nothing was too much trouble. Chris is an absolute credit to your firm and I would have no qualms in recommending him to others should they require his expert advice. Many thanks once again to Chris and your firm for making a very difficult situation as painless as it could possibly have been.”


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