Vincents adds three to Garstang-based private client team

Vincents Solicitors has expanded its private client team in Garstang with three new appointments.

The new recruits are solicitor Dan Pinder, legal assistant Mary Greenway and probate clerk Virginia Webster, and they will support the firm's wills, probate and specialised Court of Protection work.

Dan Pinder will support clients wanting to contest or defend a will, or who are seeking help for any contentious probate matters. He is also a specialist in the creation of Family Trusts and Personal Injury Compensation Trusts.

Virginia will support Garstang-based probate specialist Amy Whitehouse and work closely with the firm’s wider probate team.

Mary will work alongside Lisa Lodge, who is head of the Garstang branch and joint head of the private client department, on the firm’s sensitive Court of Protection cases.

Lisa Lodge said: "Our private client department is busier than ever before with people making and amending wills and putting their LPAs in place. The probate team has also seen an increase in work, dealing with the estates of those who have sadly passed away.

"I think the pandemic has really focused people’s minds on making sure they have their will in place for if the worst happens, and also that they have outlined their wishes in an LPA to ensure things are looked after if they are hospitalised for an extended period or, ultimately, lose capacity.

"We have also seen a marked increase in the amount of deputy work being undertaken. This is partly due to the impact of Covid, and more broadly to the reputation we have built up for the professional and sensitive way we deal with our COP clients over their lifetime."

Pictured: (L-R): Dan Pinder, Virginia Webster and Amy Whiteside, with Mary Greenway and Lisa Lodge seated.

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