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Alexis WoodSolicitor

Alexis Wood

Alexis graduated from Durham University in 2013 with a BSc in Chemistry. Having previously had an interest in law, Alexis embarked on the beginnings of a legal career and graduated from Northumbria University with a Distinction in the GDL and the LPC in 2016.

After undertaking legal work experience with local firms, including Hay & Kilner, Alexis’ interest in pursuing a career in law was solidified and she accepted the offer of a training contract with the firm to commence in 2019.

After joining the firm in mid-2018, Alexis spent a few months working as a paralegal in the Family Department and then moved on to work in the Residential Property team.

Alexis qualified into the Private Client team in December 2021 and works on matters such as –

  • Advising on and drafting Wills including those involving agricultural and/or business assets, life interest trusts, discretionary trusts and vulnerable beneficiary trusts;
  • Preparing powers of attorney – including Lasting Powers of Attorney, for both personal and business use, and General Powers of Attorney;
  • Registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Attorney with the Office of the Public Guardian;
  • Estate planning – including advising business owners / farmers / large families on how to plan for the next generation and pass assets through to the family;
  • Inheritance Tax planning – including advising on inheritance tax reliefs and exemptions;
  • Advising clients on lifetime gifts;
  • Estate administration – acting for and advising executors in relation to all aspects of estate administration, including applying for relief from inheritance tax, dealing with complex and high value estates, and intestacy situations;

 

Outside of work, Alexis enjoys baking, trying to keep fit and going to the theatre to see ballets, dance productions and musicals.

Testimonials

  • "Would like to express my gratitude and respect for the hard work, diligence, professionalism and courteous service yourself and your team have provided."

    - Client of Alexis Wood