The combination of working with a very wide range of people, all of whom need my help at a difficult time in their lives, and some very interesting areas to work in makes my work, both as a solicitor and as a notary public, very enjoyable.
I’m always happy to go to wherever my client is – I have helped people in hospices and hospitals as well as care homes. I aim to explain complex issues clearly, so that they can make decisions which are right for them.
Outside work I enjoy spending time with my young family, and I look forward to being able to join a classical choir again – I suspect that will have to wait until the children are older.
Don’t put off making a will – it will not kill you.
Review your will in line with estate planning periodically, as tax rules change frequently
Make a lasting power of attorney when you update your will.
Why should I make a will – I don’t have anything?
Everyone has something and by making a will you can appoint reliable executors and can ensure that your assets pass to the beneficiaries that you would like.
Why can’t I do the estate administration myself?
You can apply for probate and deal with a person’s estate yourself if you are appointed as their executor, but if the estate is complicated or liable to inheritance tax (IHT), it can be extremely complicated and time consuming. You could also be paying more inheritance tax than is necessary.