Forbes expands wills, trusts and probate service

Forbes Solicitors has launched a new notary public service and made two new appointments to its wills, trusts and probate team.

The new notary public service provides a wide range of benefits. For individuals, the service can assist in attesting signatures and execution of documents, certification of academic documents, administration of oaths and declarations and documents for working abroad.

For companies, the work can include property purchases, authenticating commercial documents for UK or foreign companies, certifying company documents and statutory declarations verifying a director’s identity.

Solicitor Megan Diamond has been appointed to oversee the new service and provide a range of services including authenticating and witnessing the signing of legal documents and a range of overseas matters.

She is an internationally recognised lawyer who deals with documents for use anywhere in the world, acting as an impartial and trained witness to authenticate and certify the execution of documents, usually required or intended for use outside of England and Wales.

Megan, who is based in Preston, qualified as a Notary Public after studying a Notarial Practice Course at the University College of London (UCL).

Associate solicitor Elizabeth Whitaker has also joined the team in Preston. As well as specialising in the preparation of wills, she is also an expert in inheritance tax planning and advice, the setting up and administration of trusts, probate applications and the administration of estates, preparation of Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection applications.

She is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and a fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly.

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