Head of Wills, Trusts & Probate
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Natasha is an Associate Solicitor and head of our Wills, Trusts and Probate department. She also specialises in Court of Protection matters. Natasha also runs the GN Law Wills, Trusts and Probate clinic.
Natasha has undertaken a key role in establishing and expanding the Private Client team at GNLAW. Natasha specialises in advising on all aspects of drafting wills and codicils, probate, intestacies, post-death tax planning, trusts and inheritance tax mitigation. Natasha has dealt with a range of complex probate matters including estates with a cross-border element, estate assets bequeathed to the state in lieu of tax and matters which have progressed to contentious probate litigation. Natasha also represents clients who wish to draw up Lasting Powers of Attorney or apply for deputyship orders.
Natasha has a varied caseload which includes cross-over between Private client and Court of Protection work. This gives her a unique insight into a wide range of issues, particularly those facing elderly, incapacitated and vulnerable clients. Natasha has particular expertise in cases involving capacity issues. Her caseload also provides her with relevant expertise and insight into physical and mental health diagnoses, assessment of care needs and funding arrangements for the same.
Natasha is regularly instructed by the Office of the Official Solicitor to represent incapacitated adults who are the subject of Court of Protection proceedings concerning their health, welfare and liberty.
Natasha takes on cases both on a legal aid and privately paying basis. A summary of Natasha’s expertise is as follows: -
- Wills and Codicils
- Probate and Intestacy
- Powers of Attorney
- Deputyship applications
- Court of Protection matters
- Mental Capacity and Best Interests
- Deprivation of Liberty
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- Legal Practice Course College of Law, Bloomsbury (Distinction)
- Oxford Brookes University, Law LLB (Hons 2:1)
Natasha joined GN Law as a trainee in 2011 and qualified as a solicitor in 2013.
- Accredited member of the Law Society Mental Capacity (Welfare) Panel
- Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP) - Associate Member
- Group member of the Mental Health Lawyers Association
- Court of Protection Practitioners Association
- Associate Member of Solicitors for the Elderly
Natasha represented RM in this case and was instructed by the Official Solicitor. RM (a US citizen) with profound learning disabilities, had been removed by his father from England & Wales to the United States in contravention of an order from the Family Court. The case highlighted the real and problematic difference between the ability of the English courts to protect adults removed from this jurisdiction as compared to their ability to protect children.
Personal Interests and Activities
Natasha enjoys running, reading (and is part of GN Book Club), travelling, anything to do with Tudor history and long drinks.
What Clients Say
•“Thank you for all your help and advice…I couldn’t have done it without you.”
•“Her warm friendly approachable manner and expert knowledge was very reassuring”
•“It was very difficult time for us as a family but your kindness and compassion was always there”.
•“I thank Natasha a lot for her ongoing help and support and outstanding work. Many thanks Natasha you are a star solicitor”
•“I must say you have handled [client] and his circumstances very well and am very impressed by your empathy and professionalism’ MIND advocate assisting Probate client.
•“very good service”
•“quick, efficient and friendly”
•“took time to explain when we asked questions”
•“made me feel very comfortable and treated me fairly and with respect”
•“gave detailed advice before we proceeded with anything”
•“Quick, simple, easy to understand, easy to incorporate changes, all of our questions were answered comprehensibly and in a timely manner”
•“Natasha’s professional guidance, always delivered in a calm and detailed manner. Made this complex case much easier to deal with. Thank you.”