I graduated with a law degree in 1991 and studied for the Solicitors’ Finals at the College of Law, Guildford. I joined Whitehead Monckton in 1992 as a lowly Trainee Solicitor, gaining valuable experience in a wide range of legal disciplines and qualified as a solicitor in 1994. I talked my way into becoming a partner in 1999.
I became Managing Director of the firm in October 2011 and am responsible for managing the strategic and operational side of the practice working with the Board and the Central Services Managers.
I have been a Tax & Estate Lawyer for most of my professional career and have developed a significant wealth of experience helping clients with a whole range of issues from wills and estates to complex tax planning for high net worth individuals and, in particular, the rural community.
I am delighted to offer my expertise and advice to Docklands Solicitors’ clients following our merger with them in October 2016.
I have expertise in:
- Inheritance tax and capital gains taxplanning for individuals
- Succession planning for farmers and business owners
- Will writing
- Administering estates and trusts
- Lasting Powers of Attorney and deputyships
- Contentious Wills, probate and trusts
I am a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and a key figure in Rural Business Team.
What my clients say:
"Thank you for the professionalism demonstrated in your handling of the administration of the estate and of which we are very satisfied"
When out of the office:
When I manage to get out of the office I seem to spend most of my time ferrying the children from one activity to another. However, when I can, I love going on holiday and travelling; during my gap year I lived in Australia. I enjoy eating out, the theatre, reading a good book and, when I can, flying light aircraft having gained my private pilot’s licence in 2007.