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Elizabeth qualified as a solicitor in September 2015 and joined our Private Client team in February 2016. Elizabeth aims to provide a personalised service to clients through identifying their needs and requirements.

Elizabeth advises private individuals on all aspects of private client work including:

  • Advising on and drafting Wills;
  • Advising on estate and succession planning either during a client’s lifetime or through their Wills (to include Inheritance Tax planning);
  • Preparing powers of attorney – including Lasting Powers of Attorney and General Powers of Attorney;
  • Registering Lasting Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Attorney with the Office of the Public Guardian;
  • Advising Deputies and Attorneys acting in the administration of the affairs of incapacitated individuals;
  • Advising on and drafting Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment (also known as Living Wills/ Advance Directives);
  • Advising clients in the administration of estates to ensure Personal Representatives fulfil their responsibilities and obligations, including obtaining Grants of Probate/Grants of Letters of Administration and accounting to H M Revenue and Customs for Inheritance Tax; and
  • Advising beneficiaries of estates regarding their entitlement and in particular in redirecting entitlements under Deeds of Variation.

Elizabeth is a mentor at the University of Law, and a member of both the Senior Common Room at Grey College Durham and the Junior Lawyers Division.


  • "I would like to thank Elizabeth Gibbison for the efficient way she helped me make my will and for clearly explaining matters."

    - Client of Elizabeth Gibbison