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Karen heads up our specialist Wills, trusts and estate planning team providing expert help and advice on all aspects of legal planning in this area. She has over 18 years’ experience in private client law and her expertise includes:
- Wills advice and preparation
- Probate and estate administration
- Trusts, including Personal Injury Trusts
- Inheritance tax planning
- Wealth protection
- Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Retirement planning
- Care fee planning
- Court of Protection matters, including Deputyships and Statutory Wills
Helping people with their family wealth and legal affairs requires a sensitive and professional approach, particularly if they are facing up to a life-changing injury, serious illness, have just lost a loved one or just want to have more financial security in the future and protect those close to them.
Karen understands that planning and organising the legal aspects of your finances can be challenging. She is experienced and trusted with a knack for going straight to the heart of the matter, unravelling any complexities and providing the best possible, focused solutions tailored to clients’ needs.
She recognises that some families may prefer to do some of their personal and legal planning and organising themselves; but there may be certain specific areas where specialist advice from an expert solicitor is required to provide added reassurance and peace of mind. This flexible approach helps ensure our clients benefit from Karen’s expertise as and when it is needed most.
Whatever the situation, no matter how complex, from dealing with the largest estates involving overseas, business and agricultural assets to smaller estates or advising clients with serious, life-changing injuries on safeguarding their finances, Karen and her expert Wills, Trusts and estate planning team can help.
Karen and her team are always open and honest with clients and all legal fees are always communicated and agreed in advance.
Activities and achievements
Karen is a qualified member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and is a fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE). She has the experience to provide specialist legal advice and support to clients and their families, as well as carers, from all walks of life. As a Dementia Friend, she has in-depth understanding of how to help clients with dementia.
In her spare time, Karen enjoys playing the oboe in her local wind band, as well as swimming and spending time with her family.