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Michelle Simmonds

Legal Assistant - Private Client Team


Michelle's Teams

Private Client, Wills, Trust & Administration of Estates


Profile/Experience

Michelle graduated from the University of Glamorgan with a Law Degree in 2001. Since graduating Michelle has worked in various disciplines of law including personal injury, criminal law and finally private client work, her preferred area.

Michelle has been working as a lawyer in private client work for the last 15 years, gaining an abundance of knowledge in this area along the way. Including advising and preparing Wills, Trusts and Estate Administration (with a particular interest in, and a great depth of understanding of, intestate succession). Michelle also has experience in providing clients with bespoke lifetime and testamentary inheritance tax planning advice. 

Michelle also has a great deal of experience with dealing with vulnerable clients, in particular the preparation of Court of Protection applications, including Statutory Wills and also advising clients on Lasting and Enduring Powers of Attorney, and dealing with contentious issues within this particular area.

Michelle is currently an affiliate member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and is working towards her final exams before becoming a graduate member.

When Michelle is not at work and studying she likes to spend time with her family, although her boys are now teenagers, and so these times are getting fewer! Michelle also has a keen interest in baking and decorating celebration cakes, and if she were not a lawyer, this would be her chosen career.

She also has an interest in handwriting analysis, but removed this from her CV when she was always asked to analyse an interviewer’s handwriting during a job interview!

Client Testimonials

The use of clear modern language and presentation with legal jargon kept to a minimum where possible.

- Mr P King & Mrs D King, Prestigne

We found they always listened to what we had to say and replied in Queens English without a lot of legal jargon.

- Mr J Manley & Mrs B Manley, Craven Arms

Straightforward, professional and friendly advice and always willing to help with my questions without feeling like I'm bothering him, so thank you very much

- Mr S Avery, Telford

Ed provided utmost confidence throughout the process and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to other clients.

- Mr J Ostler, Hereford

He was always calm, efficient, prompt and helpful.

- Rev M Thomas & Prof K Thomas, Oxfordshire

Client Quotes

Natasha Gibbons was very easy to talk to, I felt at ease with her, and she always kept me up to date with the case. She has provided excellent service throughout.

- Mrs C Roberts, Gwynedd

Friendly and understanding in an awkward situation.

- Mr R Jones, Ruthin

Quality of care and sensitivity.

- Mrs C Shuker, Shrewsbury

Ed clearly had a heavy workload at the time, yet ensured everything was completed in appropriate timescales including working extended hours.

- Mr J Ostler, Hereford

Efficient and hassle free, thanks so much.

- Mrs J Moller, Oswestry

Latest Case Study

19 Jun 2019

Package Holiday Injury Claim

Miss G was injured whilst on holiday in Goa. The matter was a strongly disputed package holiday claim. Miss G was on...