Areas of expertiseCourt of ProtectionNotary ServicesPower of AttorneyProbate & Estate AdministrationTrusts & Trust AdministrationWills & Tax Planning
Ann-Marie has over 20 years’ experience in dealing with a wide range of Private Client and specialises in both Notary and Court of Protection matters.
Ann-Marie has extensive experience of acting on behalf of incapacitated clients as a professional deputy and has served on the deputyship panel of the Office of the Public Guardian.
In 2018 Ann-Marie also qualified as a full member of STEP, which is regarded as the industry gold standard for leading private client lawyers.
Her clients include those wishing to put in place Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Trusts and deputyships.
As a professional deputy she also manages the property and financial affairs of incapacitated clients. These include those with limited assets to large multi-million pound estates.
Ann-Marie and her team are also specialists in acting as deputies for large personal injury/ medical negligence compensated clients.
She has also recently been appointed as a health and welfare deputy which allows her to assist incapacitated individuals on their medical and care decisions.
Ann-Marie also advises on all aspects of mental capacity law and the recent deprivation of liberty safe guards.
‘Ann-Marie Aston is highly experienced and knowledgeable and extremely good with clients. Her practical and gentle manner is ideally suited to private client work but specifically working for those with disabilities. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Andrew Hasnip has a very good reputation in the private client field‘.
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Applications to the Court of Protection including Statutory Wills, Trustee Applications, applications where court approval is required by attorney/deputy for a transaction or further powers needed such as to make gifts or for certain investments, where a deputy/attorney application has been objected to, deputyship applications, acting as deputy for incapacitated clients.
Represented applicant deputy in disputed Court of Protection application
Statutory Wills for incapacitated clients authorised by Court of Protection
Established Disabled Trust for parents of young disabled child
Lasting Powers of Attorney
Appointed as a health and welfare deputy
Service and advice all excellent
- Mr & Mrs M
Everything excellent. Many thanks to all concerned
- Miss W