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Private client law is all about helping people plan for their future and for future generations. I find it rewarding to help my clients through what is sometimes the most difficult stage of their lives. I get to know them and help them find practical solutions for their problems.

I’m a creative problem solver, working with individuals – including those of high-net-worth – executors and beneficiaries of wills, trustees, charities, accountants and financial advisors. My specialisms cover wills, estate and succession planning, trusts, lasting powers of attorney, deeds of variation and dealing with probate.

Outside of work, my passions include travelling and baking.

Top Tips & FAQs

Discover my top tips

Share all information with your solicitor when instructing them so they can advise you properly and anticipate any issues which may not be obvious.

Always use a solicitor to prepare your will and review it every three to five years or after major life events such as marriage or childbirth.

Sometimes it is worth spending money on legal advice in relation to preparation of wills to ensure you get the best possible advice; cheap wills are not always the best solution.

Read questions I'm frequently asked

How long does it take to get probate?
The timeframe to obtain a Grant of Probate depends on several factors, including the contents of the estate along with foreign assets and whether any inheritance tax is payable. Generally, it can take anywhere between six and nine months to obtain a Grant of Probate, but it can take longer.

How can I stop the taxman from taking all of my hard-earned money?
This is a difficult situation, but strategic and careful planning of one estate can help minimise inheritance tax liability on death.

Do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney?
I would always recommend anyone over the age of 18 to put a Lasting Powers of Attorney in place. A life-changing accident can happen at any time. Lasting Powers of Attorney are like insurance – have them in place just in case something goes wrong.

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