I am experienced in dealing with matters for private clients including Estate Administration (Probate), Wills, Inheritance Tax Planning (for individuals and for those in the business/agricultural sectors), Lasting Powers of Attorney, Trusts, Care Home Fee Planning/Asset Protection and Deputyship applications.
I am a fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly having attained the requisite post-qualification experience and having completed both SFE accredited awards - the SFE Older Client Care in Practice Award and the SFE Older Client Law in Practice Award.
My home is in the Eden Valley and I like to spend as much of my spare time as possible in the outdoors. I am a keen runner and have recently joined a local running club. I also enjoy fell walking, mountain biking, climbing, snowboarding and surfing.
I am passionate about raising awareness and support for people living with Alzheimer’s Disease and I am a trained Dementia Friends Champion as part of Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme.
“ The speed at which the work was done was impressive. She followed our instructions and kept things simple. ”
“ Very helpful to someone a little older! Most helpful - no faults whatsoever. ”
“ Very helpful and put my mind at rest on all issues. ”
“ Over recent months I have been very pleased with the help and advice that I have received following the death of my husband. For many years we dealt with Mr Len Hayton, so I was a little concerned when he retired. However, there was no need to worry, all members of the company have been considerate and efficient. ”
“ As usual, very helpful interview when i visited and friendly staff. ”
“ Very pleasant at all times ”
“ Krystal and Penny - thank you for your help and patience. ”
“ I was very satisfied with the explanations I received for my business. ”
“ Great service - fast and efficient ”
“ Very professional and a pleasure to talk with. Helpful and reassuring. Thank you. ”
“ Very welcoming from the start, at what was a sad time for me. Everything was explained to me and I was gently guided through the whole process. I was kept up to date at all times with respect to my late husband's will. Any questions I asked were answered clearly. ”
“ Staff very friendly and service efficient and prompt ”
“ The care and advice is personal, rather than being merely legal only, which makes the service acceptable and appreciated. ”
“ I have appreciated the care and attention given by reception and the help given by Miss Garnett. Both my family and I have always been clients of Thomson Hayton Winkley. If find I have had the same care and attention we have always been used to. ”
“ A pleasure dealing with you all. In all ways thoughtful and creative advice. Thank you. ”
“ We felt that the solicitor who dealt with us was efficient, knowledgeable and very personable. She was able to explain all the terms very well for us. ”
“ Very friendly. Happy to explain things. ”
“ Krystal has been faultless in her efficiency and commitment. She has helped us tremendously through a very difficult time. ”
“ We were very pleased with everything ”
“ All areas explained fully throughout in an efficient, courteous and professional manner ”
“ Everything dealt with so professionally. Excellent service. ”
“ Thank you - helpful and thoughtful. Always a personal reception - pleasure to come in. ”
“ Definitely a "client-friendly" experience ”
“ Very efficient and pleasant. All advice was pertinent and simply explained ”
“ Everything was prompt, informative and pleasant. Your service was good, and I say this as one who has practised as a solicitor! ”
“ Your service exceeded my expectations in all aspects. Thank you ”
“ Krystal explained clearly and concisely and offered solutions to our perceived problems. Made the process much more straightforward than we had envisaged. Thank you. ”
“ Krystal guided me through a difficult family problem with great tact, patience and empathy, concluding in an outcome which was better than I could have hoped for. ”
“ Very pleased that you came to my home to make the will ”