I am a Director with EMG Solicitors and joined the firm in February 2016. I specialise in the drafting of Wills, Powers of Attorney, mental capacity, estate administration, trust administration, inheritance tax planning and asset protection.
I graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English Language and Literature and then completed both the CPE and Legal Practice Course at Northumbria University graduating with a distinction in each.
I qualified as a solicitor in 2007 into the Private Client Department of Ward Hadaway Solicitors in Newcastle after completing my training there. I worked for the following 8 years at Ward Hadaway undertaking all elements of Private Client work.
I work for a diverse range of clients from private individuals, business owners, farmers and trustees. I advise on estate planning so families can plan for the next generation and pass assets down, including advice on inheritance tax planning and the available reliefs and exemptions. When giving advice in respect of the mitigation of inheritance tax on death I consider the effect of life policies and pension death benefits together with the redirection of estate entitlement via a Deed of Variation.
I work closely with my client’s other professional advisors, such as accountants, financial advisors, stockbrokers and land agents to ensure the best solution is reached for my client.
Samantha qualified in October 2007.