HCR Law Events

About me

As a part of the Private Client team, I ensure clients and their families are prepared for the future, and I’m there for them when they need our support the most.

My role as a private client lawyer, is to help people during what is already a difficult time and I look to relieve them of the burden of probate administration. I’m there for my clients every step of the way, and I take the time to explain matters fully in a way ensures they feel in control and totally informed.

I mostly work with individual clients and families over the time it takes to administer the estate, and I establish good relationships with both them and their trusted advisers, such as estate agents, banks, stockbrokers and share registrars.

I’m a full member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners).

Outside work, I love spending time with family and to watch or play football.

“A first-class service” – estate administration assistance leads to testimonial

Mrs S recently required urgent assistance with obtaining probate for her late father’s estate in order to avoid losing a buyer during sale of her father’s property. She spoke to Associate Jamie Davies in our Private Client team, who provided assistance with the administration of the estate, leading to probate being obtained. This meant the sale of the property could complete, and the estate administration was finalised in nine months. Following Jamie’s help, Mrs S said: “I’ve received a first-class service from HCR’s Private Client team. I’m exceptionally pleased with the work that has been carried out for me.”
Read more

My Awards

Top Tips & FAQs

Discover my top tips

Planning for the future today will make matters straightforward to follow at a time that’s already difficult for your family.

Nobody wants to think about it, but having an early discussion with children or family members to explain what you want to happen with regards to medical treatment and funeral arrangements is essential, especially in the event that you lose mental capacity.

Keep clear records of your assets, any gifts you make, and know where you have stored any important documentation to assist your executors in the probate administration process.

Read questions I'm frequently asked

How do I reduce my inheritance tax liability?

Make use of the exemptions and reliefs available, such as gifts within your annual allowances, gifts to charity either during your lifetime or in your will, and gifts made out of excess income.

How long is the probate administration process going to take?

The national average is around six to nine months. It usually takes two to three months to obtain the grant of probate on a simple estate, but the remainder of the process will depend on what instructions are given.

My Latest Articles

Please fill in the form below and I will be in touch

Got a question?

Send us an email

Newsletter HCR featured image

Stay up to date

with our recent news