Laura Staples | Somerset Solicitors

Laura Staples

Partner, Joint Head of Private Client

Partner, Joint Head of Private Client

Laura joined the Humphries Kirk’s private client department in 2014 and specialises in Probate, Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Estate Administration, Tax, Trusts, Court of Protection and Management of Private Client’s Property and Financial Affairs. She is now a Partner and Joint Head of Private Client.

Having qualified as a Solicitor in 2008, Laura is also a member of Solicitors for the Elderly and a student member of STEP.

Living in Taunton, Laura is happy to meet clients, out of the office, across Somerset.

Laura is married with two children, speaks fluent German and is an active fundraiser.

Other Languages

  •  German


  • Member of the Crewkerne Area Business Chamber
  • Dementia Friends
  • Committee of the Crewkerne Area Business Chamber


  • Solicitors for the Elderly – Older Client Care in Practice Award


“Research indicates that up to two thirds of adults do not have a Will in the UK, and thousands of people die intestate (without a Will) every year.

From 1st October 2014 the Inheritance and Trustees Powers Act 2014 will represent a significant step in updating the current laws on intestacy.

However, those persons who do not choose to marry one another, but would like to leave some or all of their financial and other assets to a partner or other person they are not related to, on death, will not be protected under the new rules. Therefore, please seek the advice and guidance of a Private Client advisor at Humphries Kirk to prepare you a Will and enact your wishes.”



“Thank you again for your excellent, professional advice in regard to the Will and Powers of Attorney.” Mr J Pressdee

“Laura was good at keeping me informed of progress.” Mr Hammond

“Laura was polite and made everything clear.” Mrs Lock

“Laura is kind, courteous and understanding.” Mrs Hulme
“Laura was helpful, informative and pleasant to deal with.” Mrs Evans

“If I’m in need of a solicitor in the future, and at some point I’m sure that I will, then I won’t hesitate to deal with you again. I have a lot more faith in your profession following my dealings with you, so thank you.” Russell Cole

“Laura is a very nice person, who is very approachable.” Mr Hardidge




Secretary – Anne Kendall
T: 01460 279100 E:



Humphries Kirk Solicitors in Dorset, Somerset, Crewkerne Office


  • 17 Market Street
  • Crewkerne
  • Somerset
  • TA18 7JU
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Business as (un)Usual

The COVID-19 outbreak is obviously a source of concern for you, your family and your business.  In these uncertain times, I want to reassure you that we at Humphries Kirk remain focused on our business of supporting our clients.

Our team’s experience and expertise is critical to our clients.  We are used to dealing with the unexpected and to advising and providing guidance through unchartered territory; for us it is business as usual.   

We are available; working remotely and through our network of offices across Dorset and Somerset.  Our team of expert lawyers can be contacted by phone, email, Skype, Zoom, Facetime and WhatsApp.

I would like to thank all of the Humphries Kirk team who are working as hard as ever to ensure that our clients receive expert advice on the immediate issues they are facing.  

Finally, I extend my best wishes to all and look forward to the better times that lie ahead.

Simon Cross

Managing Partner