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Phillipa is a Partner who qualified in 1984 after completing her Training Contract with a firm based in London’s West End. She moved to Harrison Clark Rickerbys from Foot Anstey in 2008. She is a full member of STEP and Solicitors for Elderly, a member of the Law Society’s Private Client Section and a Dementia Friends Champion. She is also the Gloucestershire Regional Co-ordinator for SFE, and member of STEP’s Mental Capacity Special Interest Group.
She has advised on Estate Planning issues (Wills, Powers of Attorney and tax planning) for a range of clients including business owners and farmers. She has always worked with Older and Vulnerable Clients and was a Panel Receiver, when there were such things. She is both Deputy and Attorney for clients who need assistance in managing finances. She has been involved in assisting to draft some of the SCOPE information sheets on Trusts and Wills, and has spoken at their National Conferences.
Phillipa works with Care Professionals explaining the practical implications of legal documents and the Mental Capacity Act. She also works closely with older and vulnerable clients and their families in strategies to support decision and delegated decision making. She has an increasing workload of disputes over financial and health and welfare issues which are adjudicated by the Court of Protection. She believes clear explanations and practical solutions are the best way to assist clients.
In their spare time she and her family are currently supporting their perplexed dog who is constantly outwitted by the Pygmy Goats that have arrived recently. The challenges and rewards of pet ownership never cease.
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Phillipa Bruce-Kerr visited The Orchard Trust carers and sharers group to explain about wills /power of attorney and probate. As we are a charity for adults with learning disabilities the parents of the people we support were worried about their finances and making the best provision for their children. Phillipa did a question and answer session with the group and was extremely informative about what to many are complex subjects .Some of the feedback I received was as follows:
“Phillipa simplified what at first I thought was a daunting process we really valued her help “
Thank you for arranging Phillipa to talk to us about power of attorney and wills we are a lot clearer now and realise we can future plan “
As a Charity with people in residential and supported living I would recommend using Phillipa Bruce-Kerr to support the parents/carers through decisions that many people put off until its too late
” I supect we are approaching the point at which our paths will part. At times in the course of the last 10 years or so, my responsibilities have weighed heavily upon me. It has always been a great reassurance to know that you were available to help. Very many thanks.”
It’s sometime since we last met and I’m sorry for not writing earlier. You may remember that I came to see you about an issue with my cousins will. Thanks to your advice I’m pleased to say everything has now been settled satisfactorily.
Thank you very much indeed for your guidance and wisdom in this matter.
Rather belatedly, can I thank you very much for your assistance in this.
Ann was absolutely delighted at your professional and compassionate approach, and was very pleased with the way that you were able to deal with everything under such time and emotional pressure.
She really did appreciate it.
Many thanks and best wishes
Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ clients include care providers, healthcare groups and banks. Louise Crook and Phillipa Bruce-Kerr are both recommended.
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Phillipa Bruce-Kerr is recommended.