Fiona Leeson

Fiona Leeson

Member

Fiona qualified in 1998 with one of the best-known law firms in the South East; she has now been at Godwins for over 17 years. Fiona specialises in wills, probate, trust, tax planning, attorneyship work and the affairs of the elderly. 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 advised on gift applications to the Court of Protection and more complex inheritance tax schemes.

Away from the office, Fiona has a busy home life with two young boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, socialising and holidays.


Key Facts:

  • Qualified in 1998
  • Over 20 years experience in Private Client
  • College of law 1994-1995
  • BA (HONS) Law 2:1
  • Solicitor and Member of the LLP
  • Head of the Private Client Department
  • COFA for the firm
  • Member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners)
  • Member of Law Society Private Client Section
  • Member of Solicitors for the Elderly

Chambers UK High Net Worth Guide

Fiona is listed as a notable private client practitioner in the latest Chambers UK High Net Worth Guide.

Head of the private client department Fiona Leeson handles wills, trusts, succession and estate administration and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Fiona Leeson advises wealthy clients on wills, probate, trusts and tax planning. A wealth professional enthuses: "Leeson is excellent. She has great client skills and is very knowledgeable." Another interviewee says: "She is always extremely efficient and at the same time both kind and patient." Chambers 2021

One client source said "Fiona dealt with matters very quickly, always provided up-to-date information and is very approachable and helpful... She is brilliant, sympathetic and quick." Chambers HNW 2020.

Fiona is a "very good private client specialist who is regularly involved in probate matters." Chambers HNW 2019

Leeson is described by a source as "efficient, pleasant to deal with and good value." Another interviewee says: "She seems friendly, outgoing and comfortable with people." Chambers HNW 2018


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 full 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.

STEP


Contact Fiona: fiona.leeson@godwins-law.co.uk

Areas of Practice: Wills, Probate, Trusts, Declarations of Trust, Tax Advice, Powers of Attorney and Support for the Elderly.