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Gill joined the firm in January 2016 as part of the Private Client Team, based at Kidderminster Office.
Areas of expertise:
Gill has been a professional Attorney and Court of Protection Deputy (Property and Financial Affairs) for over 18 years, now acting for around 40 clients as the named Professional Deputy or Attorney, in and around the Worcestershire, Shropshire and West Midlands areas and farther afield.
Gill is a non-solicitor, with a former background as an Independent Financial Adviser and a Building Society manager. Gill has worked for Solicitors since 1997.
She attained a BSc degree from the Open University, specialising in organisational systems of management and adult health and social care.
Gill’s love of organising systems and her financial background make her ideally suited to managing the financial affairs of others. Gill adopts a person centred and team based approach, in working as part of the team around the client, to achieve pragmatic outcomes for her clients.
Gill gives credit for her no nonsense, down to earth and friendly approach to her Black Country roots.
Membership of professional bodies and organisations:
Gill is an Associated Member of Solicitors for the Elderly. She has attained the Solicitor of the Elderly Older Client Care in Practice (OCCP) Award.
“Gill has a first class knowledge of her role and is someone I can turn to when I have a question I cannot answer.”
David Lockwood, Public Sector Development Manager, Finders International – Probate Genealogists.
"Both Mary and myself have worked with numerous financial deputies and we have no hesitation in saying that from our experience, Gill is the most client-focused and without exception, she has gained the trust of our client who had until now, had a deep distrust of professionals.
Gill does not hesitate to address difficult financial issues and advocates for our client. Gill is very approachable and is always quick to answer any queries with a well considered response and explanation.
Gill is a vital team member in supporting our client to move towards a positive outcome. We are delighted to provide this testimonial."
Caroline Leaney, Brain Injury Case Manager cc. Mary Doherty, Rehabilitate Therapy, Independent Case Management Ltd.