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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

Politeness, clarity of information.

- Mr C Pudge, Worcester

Direct line to acting solicitor.

- Mr H Williamson, Llansantffrraid

The people we dealt with from the start. Email contact was good and any visits to the Hereford office was productive, easy and a pleasure.

- Mr J Campbell & Mrs M Campbell, Ledbury

Great, friendly staff - really approachable and professional. Never pushy!

- Fairfield High School, Hereford

As a charity legacy officer I am used to reluctance from professional executors to communicate. I found him professional yet friendly and efficient at all times - very pleased.

- Cats Protection, Haywards Heath

Client Quotes

Using Lanyon Bowdler twice for two separate issues being completely different. Both were dealt with complete efficient manner, my questions were always answered with honesty and explaination.

- Mr G Martin & Mrs L Rees, Bromsgrove

Detailed and up to date knowledge of our case throughout the whole process.

- Mr P Hill & Dr L Hill, Lincoln

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

- Mr P King & Mrs D King, Prestigne

Quality of care and sensitivity.

- Mrs C Shuker, Shrewsbury

I found them straightforward and polite, and a nice receptionist, that helped put me at ease.

- Mr R Francis, Ludlow

Latest Case Study

04 Oct 2018

Successful Application for Contract to be Terminated

D was injured in a road traffic collision several years ago and his personal injury claim settled for several million...