Rachel Saunders LLB

Rachel Saunders LLB

Status
Partner
Department
Private Client
Specialities
Wills, Trusts & Court of Protection Deputyships
Direct Line
01937 547023

About Rachel

Rachel advises clients in relation to all aspects of Wills, Inheritance Tax planning, various types of Trusts, Probate, Lasting and Enduring Powers of Attorney, planning for care fees and applications to the Court of Protection. Rachel has a particular interest in the application of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 to those who lack the ability to manage their own property and financial affairs, due to illness or injury.
 
Rachel graduated in Law from the University of Hull in 2011, before studying for her Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in York. Rachel completed her legal training at a large firm of solicitors in the North East and returned to Yorkshire to join Hartlaw in 2015, becoming a Partner in 2018.
 
Rachel is a Full Accredited Member of Solicitors for the Elderly, an independent network of lawyers who specialise in providing advice to older and more vulnerable members of society. Rachel is also a Full Accredited Member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and holds the STEP Advanced Certificates in Administration of Estates, Administration of Trusts, Taxation of Trusts and Estates, and Trust and Estate Accounting.

Rachel also acts as Clerk to a local charity, focusing on the relief of poverty in the older local community.
 
Rachel focuses on providing clear and practical advice to assist her clients in achieving their objectives in a timely and cost-effective manner.
 
Outside of work, Rachel enjoys playing squash, gardening and skiing.
 

What’s important to her:  “I enjoy building a rapport with my clients, finding out what is important to them and how I can best help them to accomplish it.”
Three words that best describe Rachel:  Approachable, empathetic and practical.


              



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Coronavirus - update

Please be advised in accordance with Government guidelines we have taken the difficult yet important decision to prioritise our staff and clients’ health and wellbeing in light of the Coronavirus. As such we have made temporary changes to our working patterns. Please be assured so far as is possible we are still operating ‘business as usual’ although to protect everyone, we are now largely working from home and conducting meetings remotely/electronically. In order to minimise any potential risk to our staff and our valued clients, our main office will not be open to the public and we would appreciate where possible, any correspondence to be sent via email to your case manager directly or to our central address which is info@hartlaw.co.uk
 
Please avoid sending any payments by cheque and instead send all payments directly to us via bank transfer or make payments over the telephone to 01937 547004.
 
Please note any emails and/or telephone calls to your case manager will still be accessed as normal and your case will be progressed.  We are sure that you understand in the current circumstances, your case may be passed on to an alternative fee earner.
 
Please also note than any email communication during this time will automatically be copied to one of our partners as well as your case manager. 
 
Our central office telephone number 01937 547000 is still being operated as normal during our business hours of 9am to 5.30 pm Monday to Friday.
 
On behalf of all of the partners and team at Hartlaw LLP, we thank you for your continued support during these difficult times. Please be assured we remain committed to providing the highest quality of service and legal advice to our clients and the local community and we hope that you all stay safe and look after each other.