I have been working in the law for more than 40 years. I joined Hodge Jones and Allen from a large City practice in 2013. Most of my working life has been spent in the Private client area although I also spent 7 years in Canada working in Corporate/commercial law as a paralegal. I deal with the drafting of Wills, the administration of probate, trust creation and administration, personal tax planning in relation, largely, to the capital taxes (inheritance tax and capital gains tax) but also income tax and Court of Protection work including Lasting Powers of Attorney. I was a panel Receiver for the Court of Protection.
Postgraduate Degree in Law (College of Law) – 1997
Since qualification in 1997:
Partner – Hodge Jones & Allen – 2013
Partner and Head of Private Client Department – DAC Beachcroft LLP – 2005 – 2013 (KSB Law LLP (2005-08) merged with Davies Arnold Cooper LLP (2008-11) merged with Beachcroft.
Partner and Head of Private Client Department – Lee & Pembertons – 2002 – 2005
The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
The City of Westminster and Holborn Law Society
I am a life long supporter of Arsenal Football Club and have only recently stopped going to matches. I have been going since I was 6 years old with my father and other family members who share the same delusions! I am married and have two sons and, so far, one grand-daughter. My main interests are reading and walking.
Over the years TV shows and popular culture have depicted storylines of people murdering wealthy family members in order to receive an early inheritance, or prevent it falling into the hands of someone else.Sadly this is also true of real life, but can a person really benefit from their criminal actions like they do on the silver screen?
There has recently been a re-emergence of back and forth Copyright cases in the news involving musicians such as Katy Perry, Robin Thicke, Led Zeppelin and Ed Sheeran to name but a few.For those unfamiliar with Copyright, this is a particular form of legal protection used to stop individuals from copying, performing, distributing, selling, publishing or licensing a person’s intellectual property (I.e. music, books, artwork etc.) without their permission.