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Cornelia works in the wills and probate team, both assisting clients with their estate planning and working on probate and estate administration matters. Cornelia graduated from the University of Kent in 2014 obtaining a 2:1 and completed the Legal Practice Course at the BPP University in London. Cornelia qualified as a solicitor in 2017.
Cornelia’s role includes drafting wills and lasting powers of attorney for clients, documents which many consider to be some of the most important they will put in place during their lifetime. Cornelia strives to ensure her clients understand the legal implications and nature of these documents, whilst also placing key importance on upholding the client’s wishes and intentions. Cornelia believes every client is unique and careful attention must be paid to their individual needs and circumstances. The idea of putting a will or lasting power of attorney in place can be daunting or even upsetting for some, and Cornelia works hard to ensure every client feels comfortable discussing matters. Cornelia’s clients often comment that she is very approachable and friendly, taking the time to explain matters in clear and plain terms.
Cornelia also assists with probate and estate administration matters. When a loved one passes away it can seem there is never-ending list of tasks that must be completed, at what is already an emotionally difficult time. Cornelia aims to guide clients through the administration process in an efficient and timely manner whilst becoming a trusted advisor. Cornelia has worked on many different and varied probate files including high value estates and considerations of inheritance tax reliefs. Ensuring accurate information is submitted to HMRC is vital and Cornelia’s thorough approach and organised files ensure this is achieved.
Cornelia also has experience in dealing with trust administration matters, ensuring that the trust upholds it legal reporting obligations and considers the beneficiaries needs and entitlements.