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Looking to alter or end a Lasting Power of Attorney?

A Lasting Power of Attorney or LPA is a document that gives legal authority to someone to deal with your affairs on your behalf, should you ever be unable to…

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Kate Mansfield

Partner — Private Client

Direct dial: 01202 377853

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  • “We have had the pleasure of Kate’s sensitive and unwavering professional support for a number of years. She has always been able to combine her deep expertise, with practical context and a tone of voice that gently escorts you through, often difficult decisions. We could not recommend Kate highly enough, both professionally and personally.”

    Simon Bennett

  • “Kate was extremely knowledgeable, straightforward to deal with as well as sympathetic during what was a difficult time. I felt in good hands!”

    Elisabeth Bonelli

  • “We were treated with respect and felt our wishes were taken in consideration. The patience shown in helping us understand the implications of decisions was outstanding.”

    Francesca Remix

  • “Very efficient and welcoming. Understood my access requirements and my unique concerns thoroughly.”

    Hannah Fielding (wheelchair user)

  • “Mrs Mansfield has been exemplary in every respect. She is an excellent listener and has the ability to explain complex issues patiently and emphatically. We are fortunate in having her as our legal adviser.”

    Neville Osrin

  • “Professional, always available for a phone enquiry. Always informed me as thing's progressed. Excellent company with very pleasant and helpful front of house. My sincere thanks.”

    Susan Dawn Godfrey

  • “Kate took the trouble to understand the particularities affecting my Will and found sensible ways of dealing with them.”

    Peter Andrews

Kate is head of our Private Client Team and has 25 years’ experience in private client work, specialising in wills, tax planning and estate administration. Kate has worked in this area since she qualified and has assisted thousands of families and individuals.

Kate qualified as a solicitor in 1995 after obtaining a 2.1 in Law from the University of Kent. She completed her training contract with Laceys and became a partner in 2002.

Kate is a full member of the Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners (STEP) and sat on the STEP committee for 6 years. She has also taught on the Legal Executives course at Bournemouth & Poole College.

Kate enjoys the personal side of the work and the satisfaction of assisting the bereaved and families with complex affairs, whether it be complex financial aspects or those where a diplomatic hand is required. She prides herself on being able to explain the legal position in plain English.

Out of the office she enjoys keeping fit. She enjoys going to the gym and getting out into the Dorset countryside on her road bike. Cooking, particularly baking, is also a passion.

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Beverley Randall

Associate — Private Client

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Beverley Randall
  • “I was very happy with Beverley Randall and if it was out of 10, I would mark 20!”

    Alan Rodney White

  • “Very helpful, understanding, kind, nothing to much trouble. Have told friends how good everyone is!”

    Patricia Neale

  • “We felt totally relaxed from beginning to end and were very happy with the way Beverley dealt with our business and would definitely return if necessary.”

    Mr and Mrs G Eaton

Beverley is part of Laceys Private Client team, specialising in will preparation, lasting powers of attorney and administration of estates for probate.

Beverley enjoys the personal aspect of her work, helping people overcome bereavement and making the best out of often difficult, emotional circumstances. She deals with clients from all walks of life, and remains down to earth at all times, removing the legal jargon so clients understand their situations.

Having recently had a baby, Beverley has very little spare time, but she is still a fan of F1 Racing  and retains her love of shopping, films and holidays in the sun!

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Beverley Randall

Associate — Private Client

Direct dial: 01202 377811

Email

Beverley Randall
  • “I was very happy with Beverley Randall and if it was out of 10, I would mark 20!”

    Alan Rodney White

  • “Very helpful, understanding, kind, nothing to much trouble. Have told friends how good everyone is!”

    Patricia Neale

  • “We felt totally relaxed from beginning to end and were very happy with the way Beverley dealt with our business and would definitely return if necessary.”

    Mr and Mrs G Eaton

Beverley is part of Laceys Private Client team, specialising in will preparation, lasting powers of attorney and administration of estates for probate.

Beverley enjoys the personal aspect of her work, helping people overcome bereavement and making the best out of often difficult, emotional circumstances. She deals with clients from all walks of life, and remains down to earth at all times, removing the legal jargon so clients understand their situations.

Having recently had a baby, Beverley has very little spare time, but she is still a fan of F1 Racing  and retains her love of shopping, films and holidays in the sun!

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Alix Wigley

Solicitor — Private Client

Direct dial: 01202 377808

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Alix Wigley
  • “Alix gave me very good advice about a Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare decisions which I did not know about and information on Capital Gains Tax, some aspects which were new to me.”

    Josephine Lane

  • “Alix exceeded my expectations. I found her extremely knowledgeable. I would certainly recommend her to others, without hesitation.”

    Tricia Akyol

  • “Alix provided a very efficient professional experience whilst we were updating our Wills. Costs were provided up-front and full explanations were given during our meetings on matters that required consideration. Many thanks.”

    Carol Loveless

  • “Very good and extremely helpful.”

    Irene Stock

Alix is a Solicitor in the Laceys Private Client Department and advises clients in relation to drafting their wills, power of attorneys and administering estates.

Outside of work she enjoys spending her free time with friends and family and going to exercise classes, and when more time permits,  loves to travel!

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