Job Title and Responsibilities:

Senior solicitor and Head of Acklam Bond’s Private Client Department

 

About Me:

Having served my professional time (over 20 years) in legal management roles working for HM Government in Hong Kong and in leading firms across the Midlands and South West England I have returned to my childhood home in East Lancashire to participate in Acklam Bond’s exciting new vision for legal services provision in the region: a regional firm built closely around the specific needs of the region’s diverse community of personal and commercial interests.
I have been one of the Law Society’s “faces of the legal profession” and have the singular honour of gracing several London buses with my photo portrait (those poor commuters!)

 

Qualifications:

LLM (Medical & Mental Health Law)

LLB (Hons)

 

Professional Memberships and Activities:

The Law Society

Prince 2 Project Manager

 

Expertise:

My specialist area of practice is advising the elderly, the bereaved and those planning for their retirement on matters of law and regulation affecting them such as tax (inheritance, income and capital gains tax); the proper administration of estates; will drafting; estate planning; care fees liability; mental incapacity; (including advice on Lasting Powers of Attorney and applications to the court for Deputy orders); trust creation and administration; and safeguarding your compensation awards from the means test