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Helen Cottington

Solicitor

Helen is a Solicitor in our Private Client team based in our Uckfield head office. Helen has experience in dealing with a wide range of private client matters, and in particular specialises in supporting clients to draft their Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Helen’s clients

Helen has acted for a wide range of clients, in particular families with children and individuals interested in planning for later life. She also works closely with clients who have assets in multiple jurisdictions and need advice managing their affairs. Helen will listen to each client carefully and provide a bespoke service tailored to each client’s individual needs.

Experience and approach

Helen finds it easy to relate complicated legal jargon into easy language for all clients to understand. She will guide the client through what can often be a difficult and overwhelming experience in a manageable, efficient and positive way. Helen is able to navigate complex issues in a sensitive and pragmatic way, and is always willing to go the extra mile for her clients.

Areas of expertise

  • Will drafting
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Estate and Later Life planning

Helen’s work

Helen helped prepare mirror Wills for a married couple who both had children from a previous relationship. Helen was able to draft the Wills in the most efficient way to ensure the surviving spouse could receive a benefit from the estate whilst also protecting the assets for their children in the future. What’s more, the Wills helped safeguard the assets in trust from residential care home fees for the surviving spouse if required in the future.