Originally from the Torbay area, I read Law at the University of Reading and then completed my professional exams at University of West of England. I returned to Devon to undertake my training contract and eventually accepted a Partnership in what is now our Exeter office, in 2009. I act for clients across the UK.
I specialise in Estate Administration with a focus on high value and/or complex Estates. Problematic Wills, business assets and foreign property often feature and I strive to adopt a pragmatic approach to resolving tricky issues. I have strong links with other professionals such as Accountants, Financial Advisors and Land Agents which (where required) enables us to achieve the desired outcome in a timely and efficient manner. I am not afraid to tackle HMRC on issues of Inheritance Tax and often engage with and challenge the District Valuer to achieve a favourable outcome in terms of the Estate’s exposure to Inheritance Tax.
As well as my core area of legal practice, I am also passionate about supporting local businesses and the communities that we live and work. I have until recently been a volunteer Trustee with Hospiscare and am an active member of the Exeter Chamber of Commerce.
House renovations, long walks with the family and acting as the parent taxi-service fill my spare time!