Lucy James

Private Client Executive

Specialist Areas

  • Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Probates
  • Charity Law

Experience

Lucy is a capable Practitioner with a caseload evenly split between Probate and the drafting of Wills. She also specialises in Charity work, including CIO applications to the Charities Commission.

Recent case: Complicated Probate Application … Read more

The father was in process of selling his property but died before contracts were exchanged. The buyers were keen to exchange and complete and the children were worried that they would lose the sale as it had taken several years to find a buyer, therefore an application had to be made expediently, which we were able to do and the sale went through.

Recent case: Dealing with Estate Administration … Read more

Our client's Mother had died and she was finding the whole legal process too upsetting to deal with when she was coming to terms with her loss. She wanted us to deal with probate. Therefore, we ascertained the value of assets, obtained Grant of Probate, encashed the assets, paid the funeral costs and outstanding liabilities and distributed the estate, with minimum disruption and upset caused to her.

Recent case: Will drafting for couple who wished to make provision for their pets … Read more

Our clients wanted to make Wills to benefit charities that were close to their hearts and wanted to make provision for their animals. They had no children and no close family. We prepared Wills for them which dealt with the care of their animals and then the remainder of their estate went to the their chosen charities.

Recent case: Lasting Power of Attorney Administration … Read more

Our client needed to move into a nursing home and she wished for us to deal with selling her the property and managing her finances. We administer LPAs like this for clients who are unable to do so themselves and do not have close friends or family capable of taking on the responsibility.

Qualifications and Accreditations

  • Law Degree 2013
  • Affiliate Member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)