Ellie is a solicitor in Rix & Kay’s Wills, Estate Planning & Trusts Team based in Brighton & Hove and has particular expertise in advising individuals who wish to organise their affairs which may include drafting a will, inheritance tax advice or the preparation and registration of lasting powers of attorney.
Ellie is also a member of the Healthcare and Care Homes sector group.
Ellie acts for clients of all ages and backgrounds but has particular expertise in dealing with the elderly and vulnerable clients who need support to ensure their personal affairs are in order to avoid difficulties in later life.
Experience and approach
Ellie’s friendly and sensitive approach is welcomed by clients who are often experiencing difficult times in their lives. Ellie has the ability to make her clients feel at ease by taking the time to discuss all of the options in simple terms and guiding her clients through what they often find to be complex procedures.
Ellie will work with you from the start of the matter until it is finalised, keeping you up to date throughout.
Areas of expertise
- Inheritance Tax Planning
- Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Administration of Estates
- Mental Capacity Issues
- Joint Property Ownership Arrangements
What Ellie’s clients say
“Thanks Ellie, for making what could be a very depressing interview as informative and relaxed as possible.”
Mr & Mrs C – Client quote 2017
Ellie is able to assist when a more complex will is needed to meet the personal circumstances of the individual. This might include a Life Interest Trust, a Discretionary Trust or Trust for a disabled beneficiary.
Lasting Powers of Attorney
Ellie is able to advise on the different types of Lasting Power of Attorney available, what factors to consider when appointing attorneys and how the attorneys should act.
The recent case of Scarle v Scarle highlights the importance of a carefully drafted Will to ensure that your testamentary wishes are clear and loved…