Among the many and varied detrimental consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is the impact on the savings and investments of individuals, particularly in relation to estate planning. Financial markets have...
Head of Court of Protection
I re-joined Buckles Solicitors in September 2017 as Head of Court of Protection, having qualified with the firm as a member of the Private Client team twelve years before. In the intervening twelve years, I headed up Court of Protection teams at two other law firms.
I am experienced in all general private client matters, such as Wills, Powers of Attorney, Trusts and administration of estates. I am a specialist in Court of Protection matters, including Deputyship and Statutory Will applications, and act as Deputy in managing the financial affairs on behalf of several clients. I have successfully obtained Health and Welfare Deputyship Orders in a number of cases and I assist professional and lay deputies in the administration of the financial affairs of vulnerable and elderly clients.
I am naturally interested in people and recognise the importance of putting my clients at ease. I am a Dementia Champion, a member of the CoPPA and the Professional Deputies Forum.
Out of the office, I am a mother to two active children, I run a book club, I love going to the cinema, and enjoy yoga. I am a member of a gospel choir which has set up a Dementia Choir for my local area (and for which, as a Dementia Champion, I provided Dementia Information sessions so all the choir members could become Dementia Friends and help improve the lives of people living with dementia).
She is noted in the 2016 edition of the UK Legal 500 as being ‘incredibly efficient yet empathetic’.