I joined Redkite Incorporating Phoenix Legal Group in 2017 as a Solicitor specialising in private client work and am based in our Stonehouse office.
Having been in the legal profession since 2002, I qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2007 and then as a Solicitor in 2013. Throughout my career, I have focused entirely on Private Client matters such as advising on Will and estate planning, Powers of Attorney and estate administration.
Drafting a Will is a very personal journey for everyone and it is important to me that my clients are completely satisfied that their Will reflects their wishes; even the unusual ones! By providing advice relevant to each client’s situation, it allows them to make informed choices for their Will.
The loss of a loved one is undoubtedly amongst the most difficult times anyone can face and it’s my aim to support my clients and minimise the worry involved in estate administration. Providing understanding and clarity is a very important part of my role and I take pride in being approachable and accessible. I assist personal representatives with estate and trust administration including dealing with individuals, government bodies and charities.
I deal with many bereaved families in the most sensitive way I can whilst efficiently administering the estate. I also deal with bereaved families who disagree over how things should be dealt with. In these cases, I provide focus on the issues and suggestions on how to resolve differences which usually enables a satisfactory conclusion to be agreed.
I am able to deal with problematic and intestate matters (estates where the deceased did not leave a Will) and missing beneficiaries. I’ve dealt with several intestacies where the person thought it was not necessary to make a Will as they had no family.
My clients have been a privilege to work for and receiving their feedback means the world to me.
Since moving to Gloucestershire in 2012 I have really enjoyed being a local Solicitor for many families. I also enjoy advising students on their CVs and interview techniques, whilst providing an insight to the career routes available into the legal profession. This helps me give something back to the community and help young people build their confidence in readiness for their working lives.
My family are my pride and joy – time spent with them is precious, especially given some of the situations I see in my working life. I especially love spending time with my young son, watching him grow and learn is fascinating and I treasure our time together. In my spare time, I volunteer with a local group called ‘Help if We Can’, which raises money for local charities and groups.
When we discovered the sad state of the deceased’s affairs, it was extremely distressing for us. Thank you so much for the compassionate way in which you dealt with us. You played a huge part in helping us through this difficult time.