Laura joined Humphries Kirk as a solicitor in the Private Client Department in 2014. She specialises in agricultural succession planning, tax and estate planning, probate, Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, estate administration, personal taxation, Trusts, management of private client’s property and financial affairs. Laura is Head of the Private Client Department.
As well as advising individuals about their own estates and succession planning, Laura advises beneficiaries of Trust and estates on the transition of assets to their own succession planning and wealth management for the next generation. This includes farm businesses and Attorneys on behalf of others. Client engagement, careful instructions and positive interaction is at the heart of any private client lawyer and has been key to Laura Staples success.
Laura lives in Taunton and is happy to meet clients out of the office across Somerset and Dorset.
Laura is married with two children, speaks fluent German and is an active fundraiser.
“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
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