I can make a decent cup of coffee and am always ready to discuss the weekend’s football results with anyone.
The bulk of my work involves the administration of estate and advising Executors as to what is required of them in that role. I deal with complex estates including those which require applications for business or agricultural relief and ones with foreign elements.
I deal with the preparation of Wills from simple ones to very complex documents and I also deal with the creation of Trusts, including Declarations of Trust and Occupation Agreements. I handle transfers of equity including property transactions and first registrations with the Land Registry.
I deal with advising clients on equity releases and facilitating lifetime mortgages.
I assist clients with the preparation and registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney and the registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney.
I deal with applications to the Court of Protection for Deputyship Orders and I act as a Deputy/Attorney for several incapacitated clients.
I am available to meet with clients outside of the office if they are not able to get to us and, in particular, I am happy to visit clients at their home, in a care home, if hospitalised or incarcerated.
I am married with a young family and that takes up most of my free time. I like to watch sport, particularly the trials and tribulations of Derby County and I enjoy cooking, particularly Asian food.
I am very proud that I have good relationships with my clients. I like to think that I am approachable and down to earth and that I deal with people in a straightforward way. Given that I often deal with bereaved people on a regular basis, I like to think that I am empathetic to their situation and am able to deal with their cases expertly and efficiently.