Abigail HowsonPartnerWills, Trusts & Probate and Notary Public
Abbie works with individuals, families, business owners and their advisers and can advise on all sorts of issues such as Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Trusts, Inheritance Tax, Probate, or related wealth management issues such as concerns over what happens to the family business if a director loses capacity or a child gets divorced. She works closely with her clients always keen to find a pragmatic and clear solution based on their wishes and is well known for her empathy.
Abbie ran her own business before returning to study at university. She feels her life experiences enable her to understand the concerns her clients face when making decisions about their future planning and also the challenges faced by businesses.
As well as being a qualified solicitor, Abbie is a Notary Public and provides notarial services, helping guide clients through the process of having their legal documents validated for use overseas. She can also obtain Apostille from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, often saving her clients time and money in the process.
Abbie has a First-Class degree in law from Oxford Brookes University and she qualified as a solicitor in 2005. She has a diploma from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and is a Notary Public - a qualified lawyer whose work is recognised internationally.
Abbie speaks conversational French and is learning Portuguese.
It’s not all about work
Abbie has competed in cycle racing and duathlons and is now working with her coach on swimming, so a Triathlon is on the cards as her first one was postponed because of Covid-19. She holds a GB age group masters jersey for cycling and is a past committee member and chairman of her local cycling club.
Abbie also loves her greyhounds, Charlie, and Bella, both ex- racing dogs, who enjoy going with her on her training runs, provided they can have a lie down afterwards!