For many years Jennifer has provided legal advice to older people and their families, specialising in living with dementia, wills and trusts, provision of care and asset protection. In 1995 she set up her own practice which developed into the LLP of today in 2010 when Joanne Mason became a partner to ensure the natural succession of the firm.
In 2003 Jennifer’s achievements were recognised when she won the Law Society’s Gazette ‘Lifetime Achievement Award in Private Client’.
A team of legal and support staff offer a vast wealth of knowledge relating to wills and inheritance tax planning, lasting powers of attorneys, probate and trusts, asset protection and advice on funding for nursing care. We have a conveyancer who can offer assistance with buying or selling property where there is no mortgage involved. Court of Protection matters are also undertaken which may include applications for deputyships when no power of attorney is in place or statutory will applications. We also manage the affairs of clients who may have nobody else to act for them.
We also manage the affairs of those who have nobody else to do so; acting either under a power of attorney or being appointed by the Court.
Our professional memberships Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Private Client Section of the Law Society, Surrey County Council's Support with Confidence scheme and we are now a Dementia Friendly Surrey Champion.
We know that dealing with lawyers can be a daunting issue for some people and Legal Choices can provide you with an independent overview of the profession which you may find helpful.
We are delighted to be an accredited member of the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS). This shows that we follow best practice procedures to meet the highest standards of technical expertise and client service in providing tailored wills and probate advice to consumers.
- 1. We will not pressure you into buying more complex advice that is not in your best interests.
- 2. Our dedicated wills and probate service is tailored to your needs. We will explain the process, options, costs and likely timescales.
- 3. We will keep you up-to-date using your preferred method of communication.
- 4. Accredited solicitors and other staff complete mandatory training on the WIQS standard and show compliance through annual re-accreditation and ongoing enforcement checks by the Law Society.
Check that we are WIQS accredited by searching for us on the Law Society’s Find a Solicitor website: http://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk/
“Our firm has the expertise to help you in a caring and patient way. We take the time to make sure you understand what we can do for you.”