Elizabeth qualified as a solicitor in September 2015 and she joined the firm’s 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 school governor, 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.