Karen specialises in providing a personal and tailor-made service to her clients, including a particular focus on elderly clients. She has developed a good working relationship with local service providers, such as care homes, social services and charities and is a full professional member of Solicitors for the Elderly, an independent, national organisation of lawyers committed to providing the highest quality of legal advice to these clients and their families.
Many of Karen’s clients worry about the possibility of future care costs eroding their children’s inheritance. She can advise you on your financial responsibility and help you to plan for the future, including advising you on NHS funded care and ways in which you can protect your children and grand-children’s inheritance.
Karen is a Dementia Friend.
She can advise you on how you and your family would benefit from making a Lasting Power of Attorney, as well as on all matters relating to Enduring Powers of Attorney. Karen can also assist you in circumstances where no Power of Attorney is in place and an application for the appointment of a Court of Protection appointed Deputy is required.
Karen is a full professional member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), a worldwide professional organisation for practitioners dealing with family inheritance and succession planning.
She will be happy to prepare a Will for you or if you already have a Will, review this with you on a life changing event. Karen will advise you on claims that you ought to consider and discuss the potential Inheritance Tax liability of your estate and the ways in which you might reduce this.
Where a loved one has passed away she will be happy to deal with the Administration of their estate on your behalf if you are the executor or administrator including dealing with their tax affairs, collecting in or transferring their assets and distributing the estate in accordance with their Will or the Rules of Intestacy, if no Will has been made.
Outside of work Karen enjoys catching up with family and friends, music, world foods and travel.
Independent Financial Advisor
I have known Karen for many years and upon first meeting I could tell instantly that she was someone with whom I could entrust my clients. I have recommended her services a number of times and have continued to do so. Highly experienced and very personable.
"I have always been impressed with Karen's depth of knowledge, enthusiasm for her work and understanding of client requirements. Karen relates to clients well and is friendly & understanding, whilst combining this with appropriate, diligent and prudent legal advice. I would have no hesitation in recommending Karen." - Senior Wealth Manager
"Karen is a dynamic caring solicitor who is also supports action against elder abuse. I thoroughly recommend her for anyone needing advice in the area of elderly clients." - Senior Consultant
"I have known Karen for a number of years. She is professional and knowledgeable with an empathy with vulnerable clients and their families. I would not hesitate in recommending her." - Chartered Financial Planner
"Karen has been of huge benefit to many of my Clients who are in need of services relating to Wills and Powers of Attorney. She is very professional, empathetic and will always go the extra mile." - Senior Citizens Advisor