Position: Associate Solicitor, Head of Department
Telephone: 020 8939 4028
Qualifications: Solicitor – LLB (Hons) Law, Legal Practice Course (LPC)
Professional Bodies: Society of Tax and Estate Practitioners (“STEP”) – Associate Member, Solicitors for the Elderly (“SFE”) – Full Accredited Member, Solicitors Regulatory Authority (“SRA”) – Reg. No. 356133
Experience: 10 years +
Practice Areas: Frances advises on all areas of Private Client law including Wills; Estate and Succession planning; Administration of Estates; Administration of Trusts and advising Trustees; Powers of Attorney; Advance Medical Decisions; Court of Protection applications (Deputyship Orders, Statutory Wills)
Frances joined Carter Bells in 2005, initially in a paralegal role. She completed her training as a Solicitor with the firm, qualifying in 2007. Before qualifying as a Solicitor, Frances worked in the investment management and compliance profession. She has acted as Company Secretary for Trust Corporations, previously having worked at Chemical Bank and Close Brothers.
Frances is a Dementia Friend Champion. She orchestrated the firm’s membership of the Kingston Dementia Action Alliance (KDAA). The KDAA is committed to creating a dementia friendly community in Kingston and the surrounding areas.
Frances enjoys reading, trips to the theatre and cinema; any time spent with friends and family, travel.