PRIVATE

CLIENT

Wills
Our private client department understands the importance of making a will tailored to your exact requirements. As a result we will guide you through the process of making your will with precision yet simplicity.
Our fees for drafting your will are fixed therefore you will not encounter any hidden charges and we are happy to discuss a range of options to suit your wishes and personal circumstances.
Please see our fixed fees below.


Power of Attorney & Court of Protection
We are able to guide you and your loved ones through the application process for both Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection.
Power of Attorney work includes both types of Power of Attorney; Financial Decisions and Health and Welfare Decisions.
It is important to consider the timing of setting up a Power of Attorney as once capacity becomes an issue, this is no longer possible. The key is to plan and act early.
In relation to Court of Protection applications, we are able to guide you through the process from beginning to end. This application is required where your loved one sadly no longer has mental capacity and you require the ability to act for on their behalf.

Probate & Administration of Estates
We can deal with a variety of different probate matters, including applications for Grant of Probate and Letters of Administration.
We are also able to deal with the administration of the estate, whether the estate is large or small and whether the deceased has passed away with or without a will.

QUALITY
LEGAL ADVICE

Drafting Wills / Power of Attorney / Estate Administration / Letters of Administration / Grant of Probate / Deeds of Variation / Statutory Declarations / Court of Protection applications

JOYCE FORRESTER

Catherine joined Forrester Solicitors in April 2016 as an associate solicitor.

 

Catherine started her career in law over 16 years ago, working her way up from Paralegal which included her attending court with Counsel, to solely managing a busy Crown Court department and then finally obtaining a degree in law and qualifying as a solicitor in 2015.

 

Catherine opted to spread her training across all areas of personal interest giving her a good grounding in Criminal Law, Family Law, Residential Conveyancing and Private Client.

 

Catherine has dealt with all types of criminal work, including murder and serious sex offences. 

Catherine enjoys spending her time in the Magistrates Court assisting her clients to the best possible outcomes.

 

Catherine has a particular interest in assisting parents in care proceedings and during her training spent a great deal of time working with parents with whom social services were involved. Catherine has extensive knowledge of dealing with private law children matters including child arrangement (e.g. contact and residence) and domestic abuse cases. 

 

Catherine has over six years’ experience with all manner of residential conveyancing and private

client including sale, purchase, right to buy, leasehold properly, joint ownership, transfers of land, power of attorney, wills and probate.

Kate joined the firm in 2015, having completed her Master in Law Exempting Degree at Northumbria University in May 2014. Kate was awarded the Bond Dickinson Prize for best performance in Employment Law.

 

Kate is a Trainee Solicitor and is due to qualify in November 2017. 

 

She is currently working as part of the Residential Conveyancing team and Private Client department She has experience in dealing with a range of residential conveyancing matters including; sales, purchases, right to buy purchases, transfers and re-mortgages. Kate is also able to deal with a range of private client matters including wills, probate, lasting powers of attorney and court of protection matters.