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.
- 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 Probate 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. 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."
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.
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