Private Client team

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    Dhruva is currently on maternity leave.

     

    Dhruva qualified in November 2010 and has 8 years of post qualification experience, 4 years of employment law as well as Private Client.

    Dhruva is based in our Sevenoaks office and specialises in Private Client law including matters relating to the needs of older clients and life time planning. Since she qualified in 2010, she has gained a wealth of experience dealing with a variety of matters ranging in value and scale. She now regularly deals with high net worth clients and their Estates as well as assisting clients to manage their finances and personal welfare during their lifetime.

    Dhruva is keen on promoting the importance of planning for your future by presenting and giving talks to the local community, those affected by Dementia and their family members. She aims to build lasting legal relationships with her clients and is happy to tailor her service to the needs of her clients.

  • Expertise

    • Powers of Attorney
    • Deputyships
    • Wills & Estate Planning
    • Estate Administration
    • Trusts

    What clients say

    "I will certainly come to you in the future for legal assistance" “I am most grateful to Mrs Patel for all her help” “Very understanding” “Excellent service” “I am happy with all the help I have been given by Dhruva and her team” “Very good service” “Friendly and efficient service” “Very happy with the service, Dhruva and Jackie, her secretary, were extremely helpful and friendly” “Very friendly, professional, understanding and efficient” “I found Mrs Patel, her secretary and other staff very efficient”

    Other

    Dhruva enjoys getting out and about with her husband and daughter on the weekends, visiting her family in the USA whenever she can and watching movies or box sets on rainy days!

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    Anthony has been a solicitor for nearly 30 years having qualified as a solicitor in 1987. He joined the firm’s Private Client team in 2011 and is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. He is very experienced in Probate, Wills and Trusts.

     

  • Expertise

    • Administration of Estates/Probate
    • Wills (UK and non-UK testators)
    • Trusts

    What clients say

    “Thank you for taking the time to explain everything so fully when we met. It made our decisions easy to make.” “Thank you for your patience and understanding with all of this! I appreciate all of your help with settling my grandmother’s affairs.” “It is not often one can say that there is great pleasure paying bills but enclosing this cheque does give it to me. Thank you very much for obtaining such a great outcome.” “I’m convinced I would never have got the tax back from HMRC without you.” “You are worth every penny.” "Excellent service by all concerned. Prompt replies and easy to understand" "Nice, friendly and helpful staff and atmosphere. Rates charged competitive too."

    Other

    Anthony enjoys reading, trying to tame his garden and learning (slowly) to cook.

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    Lisa qualified as a solicitor in 1994 and joined the firm’s Private Client team in July 2012 having worked previously for large city firms, a small niche private client firm and a local authority. She was also the external examiner for the property head of the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT). Lisa deals with all types of Private Client matters.

    Lisa has  7 ½ years private client experience, 5 years as a commercial property lawyer between 1994-1999 and 6 years as examiner for QLTT covering property , wills and estate administration

  • Expertise

    • Wills
    • Estate administration
    • Trusts
    • Lasting Powers of Attorney

    What clients say

    "Friendly, approachable staff throughout making the whole process enjoyable. Thank you"

    Other

    Lisa enjoys the theatre, gardening and meeting up with friends. Family life occupies most of her free time.

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    David qualified as a solicitor in 2010, and joined Berry and Lamberts in August 2019.

    David is based in our Tunbridge Wells office, and works in the Private Client Department. Since qualifying David has always specialised in the field of Private Client law and has gained extensive experience in this area. He prides himself on being able to communicate effectively to explain complex legal issues in a language that clients can understand.

    David is a full member of STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and an associate member of SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly)

  • Expertise

    Wills, Tax Planning, Estate Administration, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection, Trusts

    What clients say

    "I would like to thank you most sincerely for your meticulous work on these accounts – you have done a fantastic job and the entire family are extremely grateful to you." "Very pleased. Many thanks."

    Other

    David is a keen cyclist having completed the Ride 100 back in 2017 and having recently cycled 100km in a charity bike ride from London to Cambridge to raise money for a local hospice

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    Qualified Solicitor since 2009, initially dealing with family and with a private client case load. Quite quickly this progressed into a solely private client caseload. Emma is an affiliate member of STEPS.

  • Expertise

    Main areas of work in private client are wills, probate, powers of attorney work

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    Emma is an Ambassador for Cancer Research UK and has recently started a local fundraising committee, which she is Treasurer of. She is also a member of her local Residents Association. She enjoys running and has done a number of 10k charity runs and has more recently completed the Scottish Half Marathon.

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    Joanna qualified as a solicitor in 2017 and is based at our Tunbridge Wells office. Having worked in Private Client since 2012, Joanna has a wealth of experience in future planning for clients from various backgrounds and of all ages.

  • Expertise

    • Wills
    • Powers of Attorney
    • Attorney administration
    • Estate Administration

    What clients say

    "Your help in this matter was very helpful and thoroughly professional. Thank you."

    Other

    Joanna enjoys reading and visiting museums in her spare time.

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    Sohret is currently on maternity leave.

    is a Solicitor in the Private Client team. She was admitted  as a solicitor on 17th September 2018. Prior to this seat she was working closely with Yashin Masoliver, Head of Family, on matrimonial and financial disputes and Charlotte Sloan, Solicitor, on complex care and children matters.

    Prior to joining the firm Sohret worked as a paralegal in London for two years specialising in care, child law and domestic abuse. She is currently on the Citizens Advice Bureau’s Solicitor’s Rota and sees their client’s, once every six months pro bono.

  • What clients say

    ‘I very much appreciate your prompt and thorough reply’ ‘Thank you for your helpful advice and prompt actions’

    Other

    In her spare time Sohret enjoys gardening, drawing, watching films and long walks with her family.

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    Anita is a Secretary in the Private Client team.  Her role is to assist the Solicitors in the Private Client team and in particular Jude O’Connor who specialises in Vulnerable Client work, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection matters.

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    Anita has worked as a Legal Secretary for 15 years covering Probate, Wills, Court of Protection, Elderly Clients and Tax and Trusts.

    Other

    She is married and has three children.

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    Dawn is a Private Client Secretary dealing with all areas of administration for Probate, Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Deputyship Orders, Probate and Conveyancing in our Paddock Wood office.

  • What clients say

    “Friendly, approachable and sensitive.” “Kind and thoughtful.” “Helpful and informative.”
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    Selina is a Secretary in the Private Client team.  Her role is to assist the solicitors within the team, namely Anthony Kalp and Lisa Maley, covering Wills, Probate and Vulnerable Client work.

  • Expertise

    Selina has been a Legal Secretary for nearly 20 years.

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    She loves cooking for, and spending time with, family and friends, reading, music, gardening and walking.

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    Supports the Private Client team dealing with probate, Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney. 

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    A caffeine addict that can usually be found holding a pint of coffee! Has travelled the world to find the best coffee and fell in love with Ugandan coffee (and Ugandan culture) so travels there at least once a year..