My role & experience
I am a Legal Director working as part of our Private Client (Wills, Powers of Attorney and Probate) and Residential Conveyancing teams. I am also a Notary Public. I have worked in Surrey and Hampshire for many years (having spent the first few years after qualifying in the City of London). During that time I have been able to help people from all walks of life and from a number of different countries.
I was asked some years ago to talk about Enduring and Lasting Powers of Attorney to a group of Independent Financial Advisers in the Brighton area.
On the importance of making Wills, to supporters of the Leprosy Mission : the venue being the House of Lords and to a group from the Accountancy profession on the tax treatment of residential property transactions using a specific case study to look at that way a number of taxes can be involved.
My area of expertise
During my working life I have seen a significant number of changes to many aspects of the law with which I have been involved (rules for Charity property sales, new forms of Power of Attorney, the tax treatment of Trusts and the way in which the Conveyancing process is handled – to name just a few). I hope to be able to provide a rounded and multi faceted approach to the support given to clients – working on the basis that I know what I know and also knowing where I can recommend those with other areas of expertise in the firm.
My involvement with the community and associations
I serve as Trustee on two national Charities (Rural Ministries and Day One) and have also served for about 20 years on the body advising Hampshire County Council on matters relating to Religious Education (SACRE). I can also be found speaking at Primary School Assemblies in some Hampshire Schools during term time and regularly preach in Churches from Kent to the Hampshire / Wiltshire border.
Something you may not know
I have written two books on characters from the Bible – both of which have been translated into myanma / Burmese.