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Alison Mellor

Solicitor Associate

Primary Services

Probate Wills & Mental Capacity Court of Protection

Specialism

Alison deals with Will drafting, Administration of Estates, Court of Protection and Mental Capacity work including the application and registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney, Deputyship Applications and Statutory Will Applications.

Examples of Alison’s work include:

  • Advising clients of the different Will options and preparing Wills to meet their needs and circumstances
  • Assisting clients with Grant of Probate applications and dealing with the full Estate administration
  • Preparing a Statutory Will application where the client lacks capacity and has no Will in place. This involves liaising with family members, the Court and the Official Solicitor to agree a Will which is in the best interests of the client
  • Assisting clients in the preparation of Deputyship Applications, including professional appointments
  • Preparing Deputy Reports
  • Dealing with the day to day management of Attorneyship and Deputyship files which involves working with family members, care homes, social services and various financial institutions.

Alison says: ‘ Everyone is different and I understand the importance of listening and asking the right questions so that I can deliver the appropriate advice for my clients.’

Qualifications and Experience

  • Law degree 2011
  • Qualified as a Solicitor in 2015
  • Has specialised in Wills, Trusts and Estate planning since 2015

Supervised by Jenny Pierce

Satisfied Clients

'Alison was very helpful & approachable. She was able to give us useful advice for now and the future. We would be very happy to deal with her again.'

'I would like to say "thank you" to everyone who dealt with me - always with such professionalism and at the same time kindness and understanding.'

'Miss Mellor was wonderful. She explained everything to us and followed it up in writing. She gave us peace of mind, thank you.'

'Alison Mellor provided an excellent service. Her approach was sympathetic and efficient with a wide knowledge of the urgent matter.'

'Alison Mellor was as good a solicitor as we have ever worked with. Efficient and client focused. We were demanding in our timescale and she delivered brilliantly.'

'My wife and I were welcomed by Alison and she explained all the forms in a way which we could understand. We were very pleased in the way we were treated.'

'We were really impressed with the Wards service and with Alison in particular – she was knowledgeable, efficient, explained things very clearly and always seemed to have the details of our case at the front of her mind. Letters were crystal clear and we particularly appreciated the commentary on our draft wills. We have already recommended Wards to a friend. Thank you for the first class service'

'I am hugely grateful for Alison's really helpful and warm approach, her obvious expertise, and swift but unhurried clarity.'

'Made me feel completely at ease, gave me all information in plain English and understood exactly what I needed to do.'

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UPDATE August 2020

Wards Solicitors is open and our teams continue to work on existing cases and take on new business and clients.

From early August, we are pleased to announce that we will slowly be starting to re-open some of our branches to clients, but all appointments must be pre-booked.

Availability for face-to- face meetings in branches will be limited, and remote contact with teams – via phone, email or video call – is preferred wherever possible.  Our prime concern remains the safety of our clients and our staff.

Please note that all visitors to our offices must, by law, wear a face covering.

We cannot accept drop-in appointments.

How to get in touch:

  • Please email or telephone your usual lawyer or team, or
  • Please telephone the branch most convenient to you between 9am and 5:30pm, or email info@wards.uk.com at any time and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

We look forward to hearing from you.  A list of our 11 branches is available here.

Thank you.

Wards Solicitors LLP