Deanne Ferguson

Associate (FCILEx) - Wills, Trusts & Probate

What's your role?

I deal with and advise on the administration of estates and trusts from the more straightforward to those with complex issues. I consider myself friendly and approachable and explain things in plain English. I have experience and knowledge across a broad range of private client matters and take a holistic approach to problem solving.  I can assist with the following:

  • Advising on and preparing Wills to ensure that clients’ wishes are met, including Inheritance Tax advice, trusts and care fee planning.
  • Preparing and registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney, General Powers of Attorney and advising on and registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney.
  • Advising clients on co-ownership of property and drafting trust deeds.

I am a member of Solicitors for the Elderly and specialise in a wide range of issues affecting older and vulnerable people.

Your experience?

I have been working in this area of law since 2002 and qualified in 2009 having studied part time whilst working, I now have 15 years experience in my field. 

Specialisms

  • Wills
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate and Intestacy (Estate Administration)
  • Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Co-ownership of property/Declarations of Trust
  • Tax and lifetime planning

Which five words best describe you?

  1. Loyal
  2. Friendly
  3. Organised
  4. Caring 
  5. Tenacious

Three things we didn’t know about you?

  • I breed tortoises
  • I enjoy watching England play rugby
  • I have two grown up daughters and am immensely proud of them both

Memberships and Associations

  • Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
  • Solicitors for the Elderly (Full Accredited Member)
  • STEP (Affiliate Member)