I started working for Smith Partnership as a Secretary in 1992 working in various departments within the firm and gained much valued experience along the way. I specialise in Wills, all Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection matters, estate administration and managing clients' financial affairs on their behalf as an Attorney.
Prior to starting work with the firm I had spent six years living and working in New Zealand and obtained my Legal Executive Certificate. In 2001, after being with the firm for nine years, and when my children were older, I decided to put my Legal Executive training to good use and became a fee earner with the firm working initially in the Civil Litigation department and subsequently in the Wills and Inheritance department where I continue to practice.
I enjoy meeting clients from all walks of life and, as a private client adviser, I act on behalf of many clients managing their financial affairs under attorneyships or case managing deputyships, administering estates, preparing Wills and all types of Power of Attorney documents.
I have long been involved with Age UK and established a monthly surgery at their Derby office where people can make appointments to speak with one of our team regarding their legal issues on a no-obligation basis.
Outside of work I love to spend time with my family.
“We wanted to express our sincere gratitude for all the professional support you gave us after the sad loss of my Mum and Uncle. Your efficiency, advice and understanding was very much appreciated during that difficult time.”
“Thank you very much indeed for all the hard work involved in preparing the Lasting Power of Attorney documentation. We appreciated that we were able to see you in our own home. Thank you for the great help and courtesy shown to us.”
“I would like to extend special thanks to Lesley Wilson for the helpful and kind way in which she dealt with the affair.”
“Thanks very much for helping me sort out Mum’s affairs. Your kindness has been much appreciated.”
“Thank you for the superb service you provided during the administration of my mother’s estate which we know was at times less than straightforward.”
“Your help in these matters at such a distressing time for both me and my family has been absolutely second to none. You have been helpful in providing guidance and professional in following up any lines of enquiry this matter has thrown up.”