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Senior Associate Solicitor – Wills, Trusts & Succession Department

Kristen Woods

Kristen joined the firm in January 2019 and works at the Chandlers Ford office specialising in the preparation of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, and the administration of estates.

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

  • Graduated from Bryn Mawr College, a leading Liberal Arts University in Pennsylvania USA, in 2006 with a degree in Economics
  • Graduated from The College of Law in 2012 with a degree in Law
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in September 2014
  • Full Member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Associate Member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE)


Experience and Expertise

  • Over 13 years of working in law
  • Drafting Wills of all types, from simple low value estates to more complex higher value estates
  • Preparing and advising on Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Preparing and advising as to Deputyship Applications to the Court of Protection
  • Registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Preparing Declarations of Trusts as between property owners
  • Advising and assisting in relation to the post death administration of estates, from the registration of death to obtaining a grant of representation (with or without a Will) and distribution as between beneficiaries
  • Advising on the taxation aspects of estate administration (Capital Gains Tax, Inheritance Tax and Income Tax), including the preparation of Deeds of Variation