Rachel Saunders LLB

Rachel Saunders LLB

Status
Associate Solicitor
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.
 
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 member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and holds the STEP Advanced Certificates in Administration of Estates – England & Wales and Administration of Trusts – England & Wales.
 
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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Power of Attorney Refunds

The Office of the Public Guardian (the body sponsored by the Ministry of Justice who have responsibility for registration of Powers of Attorney) have announced that they have overcharged for the registration of Powers of Attorney between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017. This is because their operating costs reduced, but their fees did not. Accordingly, a refund can be claimed from 2nd February.