- Member of STEP
- Advanced Certificate in the Administration of Trusts
- STEP Certificate in Trusts and Estates (England & Wales)
- STEP Excellence Award, presented to the highest scoring lawyers globally
Abi is a Partner and Head of the Legacy department advising on all aspects of family inheritance and succession planning.
Praised by her clients for her compassionate and sensitive approach to this very personal area of law – Abi focusses her expertise on preparing clients for the future, ensuring their legacies are preserved for the next generation and other meaningful causes.
This includes all areas of Estate Planning such as the writing of Wills and Letters of Wishes, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Deputyships, as well as all types of Trusts.
Alongside this work, Abi has an extensive Estate Administration practice, where she finds the hand holding of clients through a difficult time in their lives highly rewarding.
Her client base spans individuals who have experienced changes in their circumstances prompting a requirement to plan for the future, to the high net worth, business owners and entrepreneurs as well as families with more complex arrangements.
Abi’s bright, enthusiastic, and engaging approach has helped countless people plan for their family’s futures, and with the difficult process of administering the Estates of their loved ones.
Qualifying as a Solicitor in 2015, Abi is also a member of STEP, the global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning. She holds the Advanced Certificate in the Administration of Trusts.
Outside of her case work, Abi manages the Legacy team and is integral to the mentoring and training of her fellow lawyers.
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