Working at Godwins for over 17 years, I qualified in 1998 with one of the best-known law firms in the South East. I specialise in wills, probate, trust, tax planning, attorneyship work and the affairs of the elderly, building 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 I believe that this is paramount to delivering a successful, personalised service. This approach has led me to advise many clients who have arisen via personal or professional recommendations. I have a particular interest in probate and the affairs of the elderly and undertake attorneyships for my clients, often becoming highly involved in ensuring their day to day needs are met. I have advised on gift applications to the Court of Protection and more complex inheritance tax schemes.
What people say about Fiona
Chambers UK High Net Worth Guide]
Fiona is listed as a notable private client practitioner in the latest Chambers UK High Net Worth Guide.
“Fiona Leeson is absolutely excellent and very professional. Fiona is very knowledgeable and has come up with many helpful ideas.” Chambers HNW 2023
Fiona Leeson is “an excellent lawyer with high-level technical ability and strong client skills,” according to a source. She advises on wills, estates and trusts. An interviewee notes: “She has an extremely good rapport with clients and other professionals.” Chambers 2022
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 Guide 2020
Fiona is a “very good private client specialist who is regularly involved in probate matters.” Chambers HNW Guide 2019
Fiona 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 Guide 2018
Solicitor and Member of the LLP (Partner)
Qualified as a solicitor in 1998
Over 20 years’ experience in Private Client
University of law 1994-1995
BA (HONS) Law 2:1
Head of the Private Client Department
Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration for the firm
Member of Law Society Private Client Section
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