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Lisette Macdonald, Senior Associate

Private Client

Direct Dial: 0121 803 8931
Mobile: 07715 060 307

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A bit about me

Planning ahead, and dealing with issues such as mental incapacity or death, is not easy and in my work I take the time to get to know my clients and their circumstances. That means that I can go beyond their instructions, offering them alternatives, encouraging them to think long-term about themselves and about their families too.

I want to make sure that they are really satisfied, both with our service but also with what we have helped them to establish for the future. I enjoy the variety of what I do, and solving problems for the people who I advise is very satisfying.

Outside work I enjoy live music and spending time with my family.

I am a full member of STEP.

Want to know more?

Come and see me every few years – personal/financial circumstances change, the law changes, clients need to ensure their wills and powers of attorney reflect this.

If in doubt, ask.

Don’t put things off – death and mental incapacity are never easy topics but they need to be addressed and planned for.

Do I need to make a will/lasting power of attorney?

Yes, it’s not a question of age, capacity or what assets you have – if you want to have control over what happens to you and your assets, then you need a will and lasting power of attorney.

How do I avoid paying tax/care home fees?

With careful and considered planning tax and care home fees can be mitigated, but it’s not straight forward or the same solution for everyone.

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Hear what our clients say about our Senior Associate Lisette Macdonald

Private client lawyer “reassured me each step of the way” following husband’s death

When Jean Gibbs lost her husband, she turned to private client lawyer Lisette Macdonald for advice and...

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“Just what was needed” – sensitive handling of estate leads to heartfelt testimonial

When Mr Hulbert’s brother died without a will, Lisette Macdonald was instructed to handle his affairs. L...

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