From then, our business has gone from strength to strength, with current plans to expand both our practice areas of property and private client work.
Kathryn Doogue owner and director, comments:- “When we started our business, we dealt solely with property matters, which covered the whole range of services from house purchases, house sales, transfers of equity, re-mortgages and gifts. Once we became established, we then expanded into private client work because we saw the link between helping our clients in their property dealings and helping those same clients with their personal affairs, such as preparing wills and Lasting Powers of Attorneys for themselves and their relatives, future financial planning and dealing with probate and intestacy issues when relatives pass away. Our aim therefore is to provide a bespoke service covering all of these issues for our ever expanding client base”.
Kathryn further explained:- “When dealing with property matters, this is known in legal circles as “Conveyancing”, and the term “Private Client” covers a wide range of work but in a high street practice like ours generally refers to the writing Wills, the preparation of Lasting Powers of Attorney advising on and making applications to the Court of Protection, and administering estates when a person dies so as to efficiently wind up an estate and ensure that assets are passed to the beneficiaries named in the Will and that Inheritance Tax issues are dealt with”.
We now have expanded with more advisors to deal with the whole range of property matters, and have also now introduced a free private client clinic so as to give preliminary advice to clients on the matters detailed above. “The Clinic will run each Tuesday morning, with appointments from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. The appointments can last up to 30 minutes, and whilst we are more than happy for clients to drop in it may be better, so as to ensure an advisor is available, if you book an appointment in advance by telephoning our reception on 393 2299” says Kathryn, “and clients can then discuss with us any questions they have relating to issues, such as what to include in a Will, understanding the terms of a Will, what to do if someone has lost or is in the process of losing capacity, how to enable someone to look after their affairs for them, and how to navigate the potentially complicated probate process when a person has passed away. Often clients urgently need reassurance that what they have done, or are proposing to do, in respect of their own affairs is correct, but sometimes we can spot a potential problem early then avoid a costly mistake. Of course, if we can then help further we will be more than happy to and can give you an estimate of the likely costs involved, which will depend on the circumstances of the particular case”.
Please contact me on 0161 393 2299 to book an appointment.
Our Practice Licence Number is 11250.