My role

I’m a senior associate in the private legal services team, advising clients on wills, trusts, gifts and estate administration as well as Court of Protection. I work closely with colleagues in the family and clinical negligence teams, where appropriate.

My experience

After qualifying as a solicitor in 1980, I’ve always advised on wills, trusts, Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection matters. I speak regularly on these matters to other professionals and support groups for individuals. I also hold various committee roles with related professional bodies, including STEP and Solicitors for the Elderly.

My specialisms

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Inheritance tax and lifetime gifts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Court of Protection

My latest articles

Gifts to charities - free from tax?

A legacy to ensure that non-UK charities cannot benefit from the Inheritance Tax (IHT) exemption under s.23 of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984 following...

Choice not Chance: Lasting Powers of Attorney

The Government has launched a public awareness campaign, encouraging people to tackle those difficult conversations and to regain control over those significant events in...

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