Fiona qualified in 1998 with one of the best-known law firms in the South East and she specialises in wills, probate, trust, tax planning and the affairs of the elderly. For the past decade, she has built up an extremely strong practice, which includes a wide range of individuals across all walks of life.
A key element in handling any matter is effective communication and Fiona believes that this is paramount to delivering a successful, personalised service. With this distinctive attitude, Fiona finds herself advising many clients who have arisen via personal or professional recommendations. She has a particular interest in probate and the affairs of the elderly. Fiona undertakes attorneyships for her clients and is often highly involved in ensuring their day to day needs are met. She has recently advised on gift application to the Court of Protection and more complex inheritance tax schemes.
Fiona is a member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), the Law Society Probate Section and Solicitors for the Elderly.
Away from the office, Fiona has a busy home life with two young boys and enjoys nothing more than spending time with her family.
Fiona is listed as a notable private client practitioner in the latest Chambers UK legal rankings.
Head of the private client department Fiona Leeson is praised as "knowledgeable and efficient, with a good balance between soft skills and the ability to be tough when she needs to be." She is experienced in trust and estate administration, as well as tax and succession planning.
Fiona is an accredited member of Solicitors For The Elderly, an independent group that provides specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their carers and families.
Fiona is also a member of STEP, a worldwide professional association for those advising families across generations. They help people understand the issues families face in this area and promote best practice, professional integrity and education to their members.
Contact Fiona: firstname.lastname@example.org