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Born in Staffordshire, Sonia relocated to the South West in 2008 to join Beers LLP, becoming a Partner in April 2015. She began her legal career studying with the Institute of Legal Executives qualifying as a Fellow of the Institute in 2009. Sonia then continued her professional development at the University of West of England and qualified as a solicitor in 2011. Sonia’s specialisms include all aspects of Will writing to include the creation of trusts; preparation of General and Lasting Powers of Attorney, Probate, Inheritance Tax advice taxation of trusts and assistance with your financial affairs. Sonia is the Head of the Private Client Department.
Sonia is a fully accredited member of SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly) and a committee member with her local organization, a Dementia Friend and a student member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners). Until recently she was an active committee member of Devon and Somerset Law Society.
Away from the office Sonia enjoys spending time with her young family and also has a love of art and antiques.
A law graduate of Bristol University, Michael trained and worked in central London before joining Beers (on a temporary contract!) in 1991. He practises in all aspects of Private Client work, with particular emphasis on older client matters, tax planning, will, trusts and estates, and also has wide experience of property matters including agricultural land and pension fund purchases. Michael is the Deputy Head of the Private Client department.
Gail originally joined Beers as a legal cashier in the 1980’s. She subsequently trained as a Legal Executive, being admitted as a Fellow in 1997. Gail’s specialisms include Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Taxation, Trust and Probate matters.
Kate joined Beers in July 2000 as an office assistant. Since joining Beers she has progressed through the ranks based mainly within the Private Client department. Kate continued her education with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and is now an Associate Member of CILEX as well as an Associate Member of the Solicitors for the Elderly. She is presently in the process of completing her final exams to allow her to qualify fully as a Legal Executive.
Kate is part of the team assisting our older clients with the management of their affairs. This can includes dealing with their day to day finances, arranging payment of their bills and household expenses, settling their tax position and ensuring that their investments are properly managed. She also deals with registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney preparation and registration of Deputy Orders and Lasting Powers of Attorney. Kate’s experience within the private client department also enables her to help in the areas of Wills, Administration of Estates, Taxation and the Administration of Trusts.
Naomi qualified as a solicitor in 2011, specialising in all areas of Private Client work to include the preparation of wills, trust creation and trust and estate administration, tax planning, lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection applications. She joined Beers LLP in August 2016 to enable the firm to offer these services from its Plymouth office. Naomi is an affiliate member of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) working towards full membership, which she hopes to achieve in the near future.
Outside of the office Naomi spends her time attempting to tame two small children and dabbling in a variety of arts and craft pursuits, as well as exploring the beautiful Devon countryside.
Established in 1875, today Beers LLP is one of the leading Legal 500 law firms in the South West of England.
29 Fore Street
Tel: 01548 857000
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North Quay House,
Plymouth , PL4 0RA
Tel: 01752 246000
Fax: 01752 246001
Beers LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
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