Experience & Expertise
I initially studied English at university becoming a student welfare officer following graduation. Having enjoyed the problem solving aspects of that job I decided to study to become a Solicitor. I joined Stone Rowe Brewer LLP in 2001 as a trainee Solicitor, qualified as a Solicitor in 2003 and joined the Private Client department, then, in 2013, I became a Partner.
Private client works gives me the opportunity to build long lasting relationships with clients and their families advising on a wide range of issues.
Recognising that priorities change at different stages of life I can help you focus on what’s important to you now and help you start to plan for the future. Building on from a first Will after buying your first home, I can show you how to make provision for a young family and appoint suitable guardians for young children. Later in life your focus may change to concerns about the impact of inheritance tax and possible nursing home fees. You, or your children, may be considering a second, or subsequent marriage and I can show you how trusts can be used to flexibly protect your assets and the wealth that you will want to pass to your family.
Planning ahead for future difficulties in dealing with your affairs is important and I can advise you on the most suitable Powers of Attorney for you. If you are dealing with the affairs of another person, perhaps a parent, and a Power of Attorney has not been made, I can advise you on applications to the Court of Protection to appoint a Deputy, or settle any disputes that might arise.
I am committed to strengthening my knowledge of Private Client law. I am a member of the Law Society Private Client Section and I am working towards full membership of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and Solicitors for the Elderly