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Sonia is the Head of the Private Client Department and has over 10 years’ experience in private client work.
Born in Staffordshire, she 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 a fully accredited member of SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly) and a committee member with her local organization, a Dementia Friend and an affiliate 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.
Emma qualified as a Solicitor in 2010 and joined Beers LLP in November 2017 after relocating to the South West from the West Midlands. She has a degree in Law with German from the University of Dundee and completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of Sheffield. She has specialised in all areas of Private Client since she qualified including the preparation of Wills, administration of Estates, Trusts, Tax, Lasting and Enduring Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection work.
Emma is a fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly and an affiliate member of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners). She is currently working towards full membership of STEP which she hopes to achieve in the near future.
Away from the office Emma is learning Italian. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends and getting to know this beautiful area.
Gail originally joined Beers as a Legal Cashier in 1987. She subsequently trained as a Legal Executive, being admitted as a Fellow in 1997 and has been working in our probate team ever since, helping thousands of families and individuals. She has specialised in all areas of Private Client since she qualified including the preparation of Wills, administration of Estates, administration of Trusts, Tax, Lasting and Enduring Powers of Attorney.
Kate joined Beers in July 2000 as an office assistant following her graduation from Agricultural College. Since joining Beers she has progressed through the ranks and has been part of the Private Client team since 2002. She is a valued and trusted member of the team. Kate continued her education with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX) and became an Associate Member of CILEX in 2012. Kate is also an Associate Member of the Solicitors for the Elderly. Kate is working towards full qualification as a Fellow of CILEX.
Kate currently assists clients with the management of their affairs, this 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 undertakes the work of registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney together with the preparation and registration of Deputy Orders and Lasting Powers of Attorney. Kate’s experience within the private client department also allows her to assist the team in the areas of Wills, Administration of Estates, Taxation and the Administration of Trusts.
Established in 1885, and now with offices in Kingsbridge and Plymouth, Beers LLP has been providing generations of clients with high quality legal advice.
Beers LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Registered Number: OC323091
29 Fore Street
Tel: 01548 857000
Fax: 01548 852101
North Quay House,
Plymouth , PL4 0RA
Tel: 01752 246000
Fax: 01752 246001