Val joined Farnfields in 2012. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, and an affiliate member of STEP a professional association for practitioners who specialise in Family Inheritance and Succession Planning. Val is also fully accredited member of SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly), a specialist group of lawyers to support and make a difference to older and vulnerable people.
Val has over 21 years experience of Private Client law and specialises in:
- Making a will
- Lasting Power of Attorney
- Trust Administration
- Estate Administration
- Inheritance and tax planning
- Succession Planning
- Court of protection/ Deputyship Application
- Care Home Fees
The Private Client Department is headed up by Fiona Thomas who has overall responsibility for the work of the department.
In her spare time Val enjoys swimming and travelling.
Planning for the future is so important so Valerie has written an article that brings the importance into focus which you may read here.
Val was extremely helpful and ensured our understanding of what the process was each step of the way.