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Meet our Team | Head of Wills & Probate; Claire Houghton

Claire Houghton qualified in 1999 and proudly joined Moore & Tibbits in 2013, where she has recently become the Head of our Wills & Probate Team!

Claire originally practiced in our property department where she focussed in a broad range of property matters, including high value freeholds and leasehold sales and purchases, transfers of equity, re-mortgages and lease extensions. Ready for a new challenge, Claire transferred to our private client department specialising in wills, probate, lasting powers of attorney and estate planning. Claire has thrived in this area of law, with her passion and enthusiasm clearly reflected in her numerous happy clients.

Did you know?... Claire is an accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly and offers a friendly, approachable and highly efficient service.  She is also currently undertaking her The Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) exams and will soon have completed them all.

What our clients say…

"Thank you so much for being so relaxed and approachable at such a stressful time. Your advice and professionalism were much appreciated. I would not hesitate to use Claire Houghton and the team at Moore & Tibbits again" Client Feedback Form 

"This was our first experience of setting up a Will. It was made so simply and straightforward, it couldn't have been any easier. Thank you". Client Feedback Form 

"Claire was clear and concise in her explanations. I felt secure and confident in all our dealings. Thank you". Client Feedback Form 

Quick Fire Questions…

If you weren’t a solicitor, what would you be doing? I would love to be a gardener at the Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwal,  it’s a beautiful tranquil place, either that or a gin taster!

When you were younger, what was your dream job? My dream job was to be a forensic scientist and I used to love watching TV shows solving crimes. I later met one and realised how squeamish I was, so I quicky changed my mind!

Favourite part of doing your job? I find my job very rewarding and love being able to put people at ease and help them at what is often a very emotional and stressful time. 

What do you enjoy doing outside of work? I enjoy dog walks, running, gardening and socialising.

If you have any questions about making or updating a Will, contact Claire on 01926 354704 or email: 

Claire Houghton | Head of Wills & Probate 

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