Lesley Hamilton

    Lesley Hamilton

    Email: lesley.hamilton@porterdodson.co.uk

    Phone: 01935 811135

    Location: Sherborne         Position: Chartered Legal Executive

    Team: Private Client

    Specialism: Administering an estate, Appointing an attorney, Court of Protection, Inheritance and other taxes, Making and updating a will, Trusts

    I joined the Wills, Probate, Tax and Trusts team at the Yeovil Office as a Trainee Legal Executive in 2001, moving to the Sherborne office in October 2010. I qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 2011.

    My expertise is in providing advice to individuals and families in the drafting and preparation of Wills, Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection Orders together with the Administration of Legal Estate.

    My experience and expertise enables me to guide my clients to achieve their best solution in what can be complicated and emotional legal matters.

    Having been resident and in practice in the Yeovil and Sherborne areas for many years, my knowledge and experience of local businesses and service providers has proved helpful to a number of my clients and enhanced the client relationship.

    I have been appointed as one of the Trustees of The Sherborne Classic Cars Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

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    I found Lesley Hamilton very helpful at all times and easy to talk to and explained everything I needed to know.


    Extremely helpful and approachable. Lesley Hamilton explained complicated issues and was very helpful in the wording of my Will.


    Excellent, friendly service. Lesley was always quickly responsive.

    Mr & Mrs Evered

    Exceptionally professional service with genuine empathy for a difficult situation but with strong legal advice to support a pragmatic solution.

    Mr & Mrs Cupper

    Lesley Hamilton was at all times courteous, understanding my questions and answering them in plain English. I would have no hesitation in using Porter Dodson again, and indeed, I would recommend them to my friends.


    Lesley Hamilton and Maggie Rees are first class. Lesley made things so easy for us when doing our wills and LPA’s having explained everything so well.

    Mr & Mrs Allard

    Impressed with professionalism and ability to explain things in plain English. Appreciated your patience in dealing with us. A friendly welcome was always extended.

    Mr and Mrs S

    Lesley Hamilton is very approachable and easy to get on with. I am very grateful that Lesley came to my home, it made it much easier for me.

    Mr S

    Most helpful in every way. I will always go to Porter Dodson for advice and they have helped me a great deal in the past.

    Mrs McCraith

    Very kind, patient, understanding and efficient. Many thanks to you both.

    Mr & Mrs Rawbone

    Very helpful service from Lesley Hamilton and the office staff.

    Mr Richardson

    An efficient, professional and friendly service throughout. I received value for money and would strongly recommend you to my colleagues, both private and professional.

    Mr & Mrs Stokoe

    Lesley Hamilton was patient, helpful and always well prepared for meetings! I felt confident that the estate was administered in a thorough and methodical manner.

    Mrs S

    I found Lesley Hamilton clear in describing the process we would need to follow. She was friendly, polite and very efficient, as was her legal secretary Maggie Rees. We would definitely use Porter Dodson and hopefully again.

    Mrs Bush

    Professional, courteous and explanations were understandable. Everything sorted out quickly and efficiently.

    Mr and Mrs F

    "I have always found Lesley Hamilton and her team to be most helpful.  I have always dealt with Porter Dodson and I will continue to do so."

    Ms M Shone

    Efficient, prompt and excellent service, especially as my will was updated during second lockdown.


    We have found Porter Dodson very efficient. We would definitely use Lesley and you company if needed in the future.

    T S and C J Hurrell

    We had an initial meeting with Lesley in which she described how we needed to proceed to make alterations to our wills and to create LPAs. After a long delay on our part, we returned to complete the process. At no point did we feel under any pressure and everything was fully and clearly explained. The process of completing the signatures was made more complex and slow by the pandemic but it was eventually completed, again without any pressure from Porter Dodson.

    R G and K Patterson

    I have no experience of other law firms. I have been with your firm, in its various incarnations, for over 40 years!

    R J Henley

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