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People are at the heart of my work, from helping clients to protect their future so that life is easier for those they leave behind, to guiding people through difficulties and taking the burden from them.

I take the time to understand my client’s needs and circumstances, always ensuring that they are comfortable with the process. My specialisms include wills, lasting powers of attorney, and estate planning and estate administration. Whether I’m advising for individual clients or large establishments, my approach is calm, clear, and practical to help guide my clients through the legal jargon.

Outside work, I love spending time with my family and being outdoors, walking or running with my two dogs.

Legal 500 - Emma McCarthy

Emma McCarthy was marvellous. She is very professional, knowledgeable, precise and extremely kind.
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Draft your will and review it regularly.

Put a lasting power of attorney in place and also review this regularly.

Consider estate planning and talk to your family.

Read questions I’m frequently asked

How can I avoid inheritance tax?
There are many general ways to mitigate inheritance tax, such as lifetime giving, but we can also provide bespoke advice on how to do so. The earlier you seek advice, the better.

Can I give my house to my children?
Generally, the advice is you can, but it is not always sensible to do so. If you do decide to do so, careful and considered estate planning is needed to provide you with adequate protection.

How much can I gift now?
You need to think about how much you need for yourself, and to consider the financial impact of unexpected circumstances, before making such a commitment. You don’t want to leave yourself short!

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