I started my career in law in 1980 and after 20 years with another local firm, moved to Sharmans in 1999. I am now the Senior Probate Manager having amassed almost 40 years experience in handling all aspects of Probate, Wills, Estate Planning, Deputyship and Power of Attorney matters. Over the course of a year I would expect to deal with helping 80 or so clients/couples with their Wills, running the gamut of simple single person Wills to straightforward family Wills to complex Wills juggling the needs of second or even third families. I deal with roughly 50 estate administration matters per year which again can range from simple non-taxable estates where assets pass to a surviving spouse or partner to complex high value estates involving property and investment assets requiring liaison and sourcing of appropriate experts and valuers to assist and negotiate with HMRC. I am very much a "people person" being friendly and approachable yet efficient and professional. I am proud to be able to say that many of my clients come to me through recommendation and indeed, I have many clients who return to me year after year and I am privileged to be regarded as their trusted family adviser.