Helen Hotten.

Partner / Head of the Wills and Probate Team
Wills and Probate
Lasting Powers of Attorney
Elderly and Vulnerable Client Services
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Helen is part of our award-winning and Legal 500 Recommended Private Client team and has been named as a leading lawyer by the Legal 500.

‘The team is very friendly and welcoming. They show complete professionalism and instill confidence in their clients, which is very important since often the matters being dealt with are those that seldom crop up in normal life.’

Helen holds an honours degree from the Open University which she completed whilst working full time.  She then completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Law and started work at Howell-Jones LLP as a trainee solicitor whilst raising her three children.  Helen qualified as a Solicitor in 2003 and became  a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) in 2007. As a full STEP member, Helen is a recognised expert in her field, with proven qualifications and experience.

Helen specialises in wills, probate, post-death variations,  inheritance tax, lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection work. This work includes preparing complex wills and dealing with estates which range from straightforward matters to complex, taxable and  high value estates.

When out of the office, Helen works as Church Warden at her local church and loves getting lost in a good book.

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Wills and Probate

Taking control of what happens in the event of your death or incapacity isn’t the easiest thing to think about...

Lasting Powers of Attorney

Having a Lasting Power of Attorney gives you peace of mind that you and your affairs will be looked after...

Elderly and Vulnerable Client Services

Your older years should be a time of enjoyment but often they are affected by physical challenge, financial and legal...

Good advice pleasantly delivered over what were to me difficult decisions that had taken me 2 years to address. Thank you Helen.

Helen was very helpful in assisting us in making our wills and also giving advice regarding trusts, very clear explanations given and prompt service, many thanks.

I am delighted that everything is now settled satisfactorily and I would like to express my thanks to your team, and in particular Emma and Helen, who have dealt very sensitively and efficiently with all the complex matters that this has entailed.

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