About Alison

I have worked in probate for over 25 years and act for executors and personal representatives – both private individuals and professionals – advising them on all aspects of probate.

My clients are often close family members or friends of a deceased person who have been appointed executor or personal representative. I also act for professional executors, such as the partners at Moore Barlow.

I help clients obtain the Grant of Representation / Probate to the deceased’s estate. I collate all information about the deceased’s assets and report to the Inland Revenue where appropriate. I help enable the deceased’s estate to be distributed as quickly and efficiently as possible either in accordance with the terms of the deceased’s will or under the intestacy rules.

I also ensure that all appropriate reliefs and exemptions are claimed.

This can be a difficult time for clients. I adopt a sympathetic approach and am understanding and empathetic to my clients’ and their family’s needs.

Previously, I have undertaken will drafting, inheritance tax planning, court of protection applications, registering enduring powers of attorney and lasting powers of attorney, as well as estate administration so I have wide ranging experience in dealing with matters related to later life.

I am married with a teenage daughter and enjoy cooking, gardening, reading and socialising with family and friends.

Accreditations & Memberships

  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners – Bournemouth branch committee member
  • Solicitors for the Elderly
  • Hampshire Law Society
  • Bournemouth & District Law Society