As a private client lawyer, it’s my job to help you draft documents that will help you look after your future. From drafting wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney to advising on estate administration and inheritance tax issues, I’ll take the time to understand your circumstances and situation so I can give you the best advice possible.
I’ve worked with a range of people, from individuals to couples and families to ensure their wishes are carried out fully. I am also a member of Solicitors for the Elderly and regularly partake in courses held for their members.
Outside work, I enjoy walking the dog, attending gym classes and baking.
Make sure your will is up-to-date and accurately reflects your instructions
Register lasting Powers of Attorney at the earliest opportunity
Keep an up-to-date list of all asset organisations/holdings in a safe place so that it is easily accessible
Can I make a will myself?
I would advise you to seek professional legal advice when drafting a will to ensure it is valid and executed correctly. We also advise about inheritance tax when drafting wills, which someone doing it themselves may not necessarily consider
Do I have to register my Lasting Powers of Attorney straight away?
I would advise you register your LPA as soon as possible to avoid any future issues regarding capacity which may arise. This can take up to four months – so it’s better to get them registered sooner rather than later.
Can I sell the deceased property without a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration?
I would usually advise clients to wait until we are in receipt of the Grant before marketing the property for sale so that there are no delays with the sale transaction. The Grant is the formal document which allows the executors or personal representatives to deal with and administer the deceased estate.
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