Emma is a highly experienced solicitor who specialises in Wills & Probate, Administration of Estates, Elderly Client Work and Family Law. She has extensive experience across a wide range of services within these areas including drafting Wills and Codicils, advising on IHT issues, joint property and possible severance of tenancy.
Emma specialises in taking instructions from Executors and proposed Administrators and advising on procedure, advising on terms of Wills or Intestacy and Deeds of Variation. In addition she deals with problems relating to the admission of Wills and distributing estates.
Emma has extensive experience with elderly client work and regularly prepares and advises on LPAs and assesses capacity. She undertakes all steps to registration at Court and advises on roles thereafter including assisting Attorneys in choosing care homes and meeting fees. She also advises on possible abuses of Powers of Attorney.
Emma has recently passed The STEP certificate in Trusts and Estates (England and Wales) with a distinction. STEP is the worldwide professional association for practitioners dealing with family inheritance and succession planning. Emma is also an Affiliate of STEP.
Emma is also an associate member of solicitors for the elderly and has been awarded with the SFE Older Client Care in Practice Award.
Emma is an accredited member of the Law Society's Family Law Panel, showing her high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in the area of family law.
Emma is part of 'Dementia Friends' - An Alzheimer's Society Initiative.
"I would like to thank you very much for your time in coming out to see me and advising me on my new Will. I will certainly refer you to anyone requiring advice." - Mrs. Mitchell
"Emma relieved me of effort, worry and not having to think about the procedures" - Private Client
"I have great admiration for your various attributes as a solicitor; your empathy, knowledge, patience, thoughtfulness, tenacity, and many more. I am most grateful for the time and effort that you spend with me over the making of several Wills." - Private Client
A guide to Lasting Power Of Attorney What are LPAs for and what do they consist of? There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) : Personal LPAs – Health & Care Decisions and Financial Decisions Business LPAs LPA’s act as a safety net in the event that you lose mental capacity… Learn more
Probate Fees Increase: 1st May 2017 From the 1st May the application fee for a grant of representation (i.e. grant of probate or letters of administration) will likely be changing from a flat rate of £155.00 to a banded structure according to the value of the estate. The fees will be as follows: Estate Worth… Learn more
Wills are a key document for most people, and we often talk about how intestacy rules take effect if there is no Will. But the intestacy rules are heavily influenced by the premise that families will be married parents with children born to those parents. They don’t cope so well with some of the family… Learn more
New Year Resolutions can be tough to stick to. But if your New Year Resolution is to get organised and write a Will, then you can sort this one out very easily! In broad terms, if you have anyone who depends on you (children are the most obvious) or you have property that you need… Learn more
Welcome to the first of three “We Trust?” blogs, designed to focus on Trusts around the world. In the wake of the Brexit vote, this first blog explores Trusts in Europe (specifically, Spain). Then, with the U.S. Presidential election just around the corner, our second blog of the series focuses on the use of Trusts… Learn more
Solicitor Emma Fuller is based at the Loughborough solicitors branch who specialises in Wills & Probate, Administration of Estates, Elderly Client Work and Family Law. She has extensive experience across a wide range of services within these areas including drafting Wills and Codicils, advising on IHT issues, joint property and possible severance of tenancy. Here,… Learn more
‘Grant of Representation’ is a legal term and includes ‘Grants of Probate’ meaning that there is a Will and ‘Grants of Letters of Administration’ meaning that there is no Will. However, even if there isn’t a Will most people just use the term ‘Probate’. A commonly asked question is, “when is a grant of representation needed?”…. Learn more
Personal representatives (or Executors) are responsible for finding out if inheritance tax is due as a result of a person’s death. If it is, the personal representative has to make sure that it is paid. Whether inheritance tax needs to be paid can depend on: how much the property… Learn more
There are two types of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA): Property and Financial Health and Welfare The Health and Welfare LPA only takes effect if (and when) one loses mental capacity. The LPA allows the attorneys to make decisions in the donor’s (the person who made the LPA) best interest, regarding the donor’s health, including… Learn more
When a person dies, it is necessary for someone to obtain the legal right to deal with their property, money and possessions (which is known as their ‘estate’). The process to be followed is generally: Check if there’s a will – this is usually held by the family solicitor and there will be a copy… Learn more
Emma studied Law at Nottingham Trent University and took her Law Society finals at the College of Law, York.
The STEP Qualification in Trusts and Estates (England and Wales)