Shelley can advise you as to the likely Inheritance Tax payable on your estate, and on any steps which can be taken to mitigate this. She can prepare Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney on your behalf so that you can be confident that your affairs will be properly organised on your death, and if you should lose mental capacity in your lifetime.
Shelley acts in estate administration, and particularly in estates with complex or substantial assets.
Shelley also advises on setting up trusts, and acts for trustees in the ongoing administration of trusts. She has particular expertise in advising on trusts to hold compensation for personal injury and medical negligence.
Year of qualification - 1998.
Shelley is ranked in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide as an Associate to Watch.
Clients say she is 'very experienced with running trusts and her knowledge has proved invaluable to me', adding 'she is extremely calm and efficient and has no weaknesses with regard to her work'. A peer also notes her 'very reliable and clear' advice on private client matters.
'I have thoroughly enjoyed the relationship that I have with VWV over the years. I have been looked after so well, and have never felt that I was out of my depth, or that I could not ask questions or query something' - Private client
'Excellent understanding and response to requirements and personal service as if one was the sole client.' - Private client
Shelley was 'diligent and efficient...every step of the way' - Private client
'A really special thanks to Shelley for her superb hard work, for her knowledge, for her listening, for her approachability, for completing tasks so quickly, and always with a ready smile. Shelley, you have been an absolute star – thank you!' - Private client
Shelley has been awarded a Diploma in Trust and Estate Administration by STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), demonstrating her proven expertise in this field of law.
Shelley has written numerous articles for local publications on Inheritance Tax, trusts, Wills and estate administration.
Shelley plays cello and piano, and is a member of a local orchestra, though most of her free time is spent trying to keep up with her two sons and cricket-obsessed family.