How Can Michael Help You?
Michael can help you with drafting Wills and advising on arrangements to be made for passing on your wealth; preparing and registering lasting powers of attorney; advising on questions of capacity; the interpretation of Wills; administration of estates, including intestate estates; setting up and running trusts.
As well as these specific areas of law, he can also assist with many other legal matters that relate to individuals.
Meeting Your Needs
Michael's legal experience spans a range of areas, including residential and commercial property, but more recently Michael has specialised solely in the types of private client work set out above. He has a particular interest in helping elderly and vulnerable adults.
Year of qualification - 1995.
What Others Say
Legal 500 states that Michael 'is extremely competent, efficient and courteous, and has an outstanding ability to communicate with clarity.'
'Thank you so much for all your help with my late mother's affairs, you made things very easy for us and I am extremely grateful.' (Private client)
'VWV became our family solicitors by absorption of Kimber solicitors who had been our family solicitors for over fifty years. Mr Michael Knowles and his colleagues had been invaluable in helping the family through the maze of probate etc' (Private client)
'Your giving such careful attention to my requirements was very much appreciated and I am obliged to you for your courteous service.' (Private client)
"The excellent Michael Knowles ensures that things are delivered in a timely fashion." - Legal 500
"An excellent lawyer who combines expertise along with the human element that is necessary when dealing people's personal affairs." - Chambers' HNW Guide
Michael Knowles of VWV is an "excellent lawyer who combines expertise along with the human element that is necessary when dealing with people's personal affairs." says a source. Another adds: "He's the best kind of private client solicitor you could have. He is softly spoken, he understands everything, he's extremely tactful and has very good judgement." - Chambers HNW 2019
What You Might Like to Know
Michael is a trustee of a grant-giving educational charity. He is also a member of the private client section of the Law Society and a full member of Solicitors For The Elderly.
Michael is a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
VWV was successfully chosen as the winner of Corporate Intl Magazine's legal award 'Private Client law firm of the year in England 2015'. The awards recognise those who have shown excellence not only in expertise but in service and is based on independent research, focusing on how the business operates and the expertise the firm can offer.
VWV's Private Client team was announced as winners of the 'Trusted Private Client Law Firm' Global Award for 2016. This award showcases the achievements of the most successful and ground-breaking individuals and those who have had outstanding performances within the last year.