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17 April 2018Wills

Steele Raymond continues growth in Southbourne with appointment of experienced wills and probate lawyer

Sue Adamsposted bySue Adams Partner

Steele Raymond continues growth in Southbourne with appointment of experienced wills and probate lawyer

Leading Dorset solicitors Steele Raymond has continued its growth in the region with the addition of a specialist wills and probate lawyer to its offices in Southbourne.

Solicitor Becci Newton joins the highly regarded Tax, Trusts, Wills & Probate team and follows a number of key appointments at Steele Raymond over the last two years.

Portsmouth-born Becci specialises in helping clients with probate and estate administration, Will drafting, Lasting Power of Attorney preparation and Enduring Power of Attorney registration.

Commenting on her appointment Becci said: “I’m delighted to have joined the private client team at Steele Raymond. It means a lot to be involved in top-tier firm that has a fantastic reputation. What has struck me most about the firm is the outstanding professionalism in which clients are dealt with throughout the legal process. Not only is the firm extremely well regarded in the legal profession across the region, but further afield with their specialist tax and trust work.”

Becci is also experienced in dealing with Court of Protection applications, a process by which a person’s interests are safeguarded if they lack the mental capacity to take decisions for themselves.

Becci continued: “It is important that clients consider their medium to longer term future when dealing with their private affairs. Important legal documents, such as powers of attorney must be set up before an individual loses their capacity to take decisions, in case the eventuality should arise. Without it the process of delegating the decision-making process can be much more complex if the individual has already lost capacity.  

Commenting on Becci’s arrival, Head of Private Client at Steele Raymond Sue Adams said: "We’re really pleased to be welcoming Becci to the private client team. Becci is extremely ambitious and always looking to see how she can improve the services we provide to clients.  We have built a very strong team over the years and Becci’s appointment perfectly fits our commitment to providing the best private client legal services in Southbourne."