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Laura Edwards | Humphries Kirk

Laura Edwards

Associate Solicitor

Private Client Solicitor

Laura qualified as a solicitor in 2016 and was made an Associate of the firm in 2020.  She is based in the Parkstone office.

Laura specialises in a broad range of private client work, including:

  • Drafting Wills, including inheritance tax planning and the incorporation of trusts;
  • Preparing and registering Lasting Powers of Attorney;
  • Registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney;
  • Advanced decisions (Living Wills);
  • Lifetime gifting;
  • Declarations of Trust;
  • Administration of estates, including intestate estates;
  • Management of financial affairs under a Lasting Power of Attorney or Deputyship;
  • Advice in relation to deliberate deprivation of assets and care fees funding.

Laura also specialises in Court of Protection work, including:

  • Applications for Deputyships for Property and Financial Affairs or Health and Welfare;
  • Advice in relation to Statutory Wills;
  • Advice on health and welfare applications;
  • Applications for Attorneys or Deputies to make gifts where an adult lacks capacity;
  • Preparation of annual management reports.

 

Laura is passionate about helping people to organise their affairs and plan for the future.  She is happy to attend local groups to provide advice in relation to Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and other aspects of private client work.

Laura is keen to ensure that vulnerable children have the correct protection in place when they turn 18.  If a child needs assistance with financial matters, it may be appropriate for them make a Lasting Power of Attorney or for a parent to apply for the Deputyship Order.

She has assisted clients with retrospective claims for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding and advised clients in relation to care home costs.

Laura has successfully completed her STEP qualification and is now a full member of STEP.

 

In her spare time, Laura enjoys spending time with her family, travelling and baking.

 

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS:

  • Full member of STEP
  • Member of Solicitors for the Elderly
  • Member of the Bournemouth and District Law Society
  • Dementia Friend
  • Member of CoPPA

 

Testimonials

 

“You can always rely on a top class service from Sean Reeves, Laura Edwards and their colleagues.” Mr Greavey

“Dealt with my Will with accuracy, speed and efficiency.” Miss Arnold

‘”As far as we are concerned it was prompt, efficient, very caring and exactly what we wanted. The service we received was first class.” Christine Oliver

“Very professional. From your receptionist and other members of staff, one feels you are in a professional establishment and in safe hands. Ms Craig-Swainson

“Laura provided an excellent service.” Ms Lemen

“She provided very good advice and she was very understanding.” Mr Harding

“She was very helpful and pleasant.” Mr and Mrs Moore

“She was pleasant and easy to talk to, as well as being efficient in her work.” Mr and Mrs Trewin

“On behalf of my daughters and myself, I would like to thank you most sincerely for the efficient, kind and courteous way that you and your team dealt with my dear husband’s estate.  With all the lockdowns and regulations etc, and not being able to meet you, it has been so reassuring to know that you were just a phone call away, and be able to sort out any worries that we had.  There is no way that we could have managed the estate by ourselves, so once again thank you.” Mrs Dixon 

 

 

Contact:

DDI: 01202 714580

Email: l.edwards@hklaw.uk

Humphries Kirk Solicitors in Dorset, Somerset, Parkstone Office

Parkstone

  • Trevanion House
  • 15 Church Road
  • Parkstone, Poole
  • BH14 8UF

Limited parking behind office. Street parking available.

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