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Partner and Solicitor

Gráinne Staunton

“’Estate administration’ or ‘tax planning’ are not topics that many clients relish. The most crucial aspect of my role is to guide clients through their options as simply and as pragmatically as possible.”

Gráinne is a partner, solicitor, and head of the Vulnerable Clients, Probate and Wills, and Later Life Planning teams. In addition to this leadership role, Gráinne specialises in the administration of complex estates, Wills and estate planning for wealth preservation and asset protection

Her particular area of expertise lies in succession planning for business and rural estate owners where she works closely with our Parks, Corporate and Commercial and Property teams.

Gráinne also undertakes Court of Protection work including the appointment of Deputies and Statutory Will applications and often advises on the establishment of Personal Injury Trusts to protect compensation received by successful litigants.

Training with Tozers and qualifying in 2008, Gráinne is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the Court of Protection Practitioners Association and the Agricultural Law Association.

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“"I am aware that there were several difficulties encountered when dealing with my father's estate, but would like to thank you Gráinne for the professional way that you have dealt with those difficulties."”

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Posted on 15th September 2020 in Probate & Wills

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 originally envisaged two providers of deputyship services outside of the family members of those requiring assistance: solicitors and local authorities.  Mechanisms for both forms of service providers were included in the Act and its connected guidance.  The 15 years during which the Act 2005 has been in place, however, have seen a dramatic development in the landscape in which deputyships are granted and administered.  

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Posted on 28th July 2020 in Later Life Planning

LPAs came into place in 2007, but before then Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs) were available instead. There is no need to worry if you have an EPA, rather than an LPA, as correctly made EPAs are still perfectly valid.

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Gráinne Staunton

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