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Samantha Hosken

Solicitor Associate

Primary Services

Probate Wills & Mental Capacity

Specialism

Samantha deals with the full range of Wills, probate and estate administration work including:

  • Will drafting and estate planning, including preparing Wills with discretionary trusts for minor or disabled children and estate planning for business owners to ensure assets pass to the intended beneficiaries;
  • Administration of estates, in particular administration of taxable and non-taxable estates including transfer of nil rate band and intestate estates;
  • Lasting Power of Attorney and obtaining proof of mental capacity.

Samantha says: “Wills and Lasting Power of Attorneys (LPAs) are very powerful documents. I encourage anyone considering making either of these to take specialist advice as it is easy, for example, to incorrectly complete a homemade Will, making the document invalid, or misunderstand the powers you are giving when you appoint an LPA. By taking advice first, you are potentially making great financial savings in the future.”

Qualifications and Experience

  • BSc degree 1997
  • Qualified as a Solicitor in 2004
  • Member of the Law Society Mental Health Panel
  • Member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE)
  • Member of Society of Trust and Estate Planners (STEP) Mental Capacity Special Interest Group
  • Working towards being a Dementia Friend
  • Has specialised in Family and Mental Health & Capacity Law from 2000 to 2015 and Wills and Probate since 2015

Supervised by Jenny Pierce

Satisfied Clients

'Our lawyer was very pleasant and explained things well and made us feel at ease. We have used Wards for 40 years and have been very pleased with the service provided.'

'Samantha was extremely helpful, understanding and clear every time we met to discuss the Wills, we'll continue to use Wards in the future.'

'Very efficient service. Found all staff very friendly and cheerful at all times.'

'The service provided was first class and the follow up call to see if we still required your services was timely bearing in mind, important as the task is, it is not always top of customers' agenda.'

'Samantha Hosken was very professional, friendly and helped us both so much. Thank you.'

'Samantha did a home visit for my mother, she was very professional under difficult circumstances our family are going through. Excellent service.'

'Fantastic service. Samantha explained every aspect in detail in an east to follow way. I cannot fault any aspect of the service and would wholeheartedly recommend Wards to my family and friends. Thank you.'

'The advice I received about my Lasting Power of Attorney, during my meetings with Samantha Hosken, was much appreciated and I thank her for her help.'

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