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Our Private Client Department deals with all matters for both individuals and businesses, including:

  • Wills
  • Probate
  • Trusts
  • Care Fees Planning
  • Tax Planning

The department is headed by Helen Forster who is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly and the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP). Helen also has a keen interest and specialism in mental capacity work and can provide advice in respect of Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection and Deputyship matters.

She has received several awards during her career, including being shortlisted for the Yorkshire Lawyer Awards Rising Star twice, and being highly commended in the Modern Law Awards in 2016 as a rising Star, taking second place in the country. She has also been a part of 2 Private Client Teams who have won Private Client Department of the Year at the Yorkshire Legal Awards.

Outside of work, Helen lectures on behalf of MBL seminars, providing training to other professionals on the practice and procedure in the Court of Protection. She also teaches a night class at her local school on Wills and Probate.

For further information and prices of our Probate service, please click here.

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