IDR Law Makes Legal 500 Debut

IDR Law Makes Legal 500 Debut

IDR Law has received its first ever listing in the Legal 500.

This prestigious international directory has been assessing the capabilities and expertise of law firms and individual lawyers around the world for more than three decades. Harrogate-based IDR Law – a boutique inheritance dispute resolution law firm, has received a tier two ranking after less than two years in business.

The new listing features highlights of the firm’s work to date along with strong client testimonials. They are described as an “excellent niche firm with very strong knowledge” and:

“Very approachable and down to earth. Easy to get on with and fabulous at communicating in non-legal jargon.”

Founder Martin Holdsworth, who for the 5th year has been lauded as Leading Individual in his field in Yorkshire and the Humber by the same guide, enthuses:

“We are delighted to go straight in at tier two and now have our eyes set firmly on a tier one ranking in a future edition.”

Solicitors at the firm are now entitled to display the Legal 500 ‘Leading Firm’ logo. Martin can also display a ‘Leading Individual’ logo.

Read the IDR listing here.

The accolade follows two other significant milestones in the development of the firm. Just days before the listing announcement, IDR reached £1.3 million in turnover and opened its 250th case.

Martin explains:

“Our original business plan aimed for an ambitious 80 new cases a year from a standing start. We have eclipsed that. We get that new work by way of a simple two channel approach – I work hard on getting new referral partnerships in place and everyone else works hard to deliver a fantastic level and quality of service to those referrers and clients! We are already working with half of the top 10 national probate administration companies and in discussions with a number of others – I could not be more delighted with what the team has achieved in such a short space of time!”

Martin Holdsworth
IDR Law founder Martin Holdsworth

This article was submitted to be published by IDR Law as part of their advertising agreement with Today’s Wills and Probate. The views expressed in this article are those of the submitter and not those of Today’s Wills and Probate.


A boutique law firm that specialises solely in resolving inheritance disputes – it’s all we do!

The only law firm that does not compete with those that deal with non-contentious wills, trust and probate work. All clients referred to us from will writers, solicitors, probate adminsitration companies, law firms, IFAs and other organisations looking after families. We also take instructions directly from the general public.

The firm was set up in 2017 by Martin Holdsworth, who has been dealing with probate disputes for over 25 years. Listed as one of only 2 leading individuals in his field for Yorkshire and the Humber by the legal 500, his teams have also won several awards including two Yorkshire Lawyer awards and a shortlisting for National Contentious Team of the year by step. Martin has sat on the ACTAPS committee for several years and is well known on the probate lecture circuit and still enjoys providing in-house training to IDR Law’s network of referrers.

At IDR Law, our core values are simple - we care about what is happening to our clients and understand the needs of our referrers and the sector they operate in. We have a productive and easy going style and only work on a win:win basis. We always begin with the end in mind.

Martin’s unique experience and outlook in the probate dispute sector gave cause to the creation of IDR Law Technologies - a tech company set up to develop and deliver tech solutions into the probate market. The goal of each of the products and services is simple - to enable more individuals and families to access solutions to real and recurring problems in a way that is accessible, both in terms of cost and ease of use. Some of these are being developed with other partners and others are standalone service lines.

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