Joined Lawson West: 2016.
Phoebe graduated from De Montfort University with a degree in Law in 2015 and completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice with distinction in 2016 having completed the Legal Practice Course.
Phoebe joined the Firm in 2016 as a Paralegal and commenced her training contract in 2017, she qualified in March 2019 in the Probate and Wills team.
During her time with the Firm, Phoebe has handled all types of estates from small and simple to complex taxable estates under the supervision of Solicitors in the Team. Phoebe also has experience in preparing Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney. Phoebe has a particular interest in assisting families in making applications to the Court of Protection.
Currently Phoebe is undertaking a Masters Degree in her spare time at the University of Manchester studying Healthcare Law & Ethics LLM, hoping to gain a better understanding of the medical viewpoint in Court of Protection cases (where someone has lost capacity and a decision needs to be made on their behalf).
Phoebe consistently receives glowing feedback from her clients who comment on her professionalism, patience, understanding and competency.
She comments: “My aim is to provide a high level of service which allows my clients to contact me whenever they need to. I understand that Wills and Probate have historically been over-complicated and difficult to understand, therefore I am always on the end of the telephone to explain any questions my clients may have, to make their experience as smooth as possible.”
“I felt unhurried and like I mattered.”
"When my brother sadly passed away earlier this year, I was faced with a mountain of forms and no idea what to do. After several unsuccessful attempts at completing probate forms, I turned to Phoebe who kindly spared me some of her free time to help me through the process. As well as saving me thousands of pounds in fees, Phoebe helped take a huge weight from my shoulders. She was very patient, extremely kind, and communicated the complex legal situation with a vast amount of understanding and care. Following months of difficulty, Phoebe’s assistance brought an immediate resolution that was so vital to me and my family. I am extremely grateful to her for all of her help.”
"I met Phoebe through her work at Lawson West solicitors, when she was recommended by a colleague as a specialist in Court of Protection and Attorneys. I’ve always found her to be professional in her approach and very personable in the way she deals with people. I referred a particularly challenging client to her and she dealt with the information and the difficult situation with expertise and humanity.
My own knowledge of the law is limited so to have a specialist such as Phoebe to ask for advice is incredibly useful. I would highly recommend her."
Articles by Phoebe:
Radical overhaul of Inheritance Tax proposed - Feb 2020
Delays at The Probate Registry - Dec 2019