Phone: 01935 811136
Location: Sherborne Position: Solicitor
Team: Private Client
I qualified as a Solicitor in 1999, working for a firm in Reading. During this time I studied to become a member of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), qualifying in 2004. I also joined Solicitors For the Elderly. I joined Porter Dodson in January 2005.
I have considerable experience in drafting Wills and advising on Inheritance tax planning and asset preservation. I deal with all aspects of estate administration, advise on trusts, prepare powers of attorney and undertake Court of Protection work.
My practical experience and knowledge means that I can help and encourage my clients in planning for the future, whether during their lifetimes and/or on death. I can support families and friends at worrying times and can help ease the stress of ill health and bereavement, by dealing with practical and financial issues in a quiet and efficient way.
Having lived and worked in the area for many years, I have developed and maintain good relations and contacts which can assist clients, especially those new to the area. For example, accountants, IFAs, estate agents, social workers, care home managers, auctioneers and undertakers.
As always, good advice, help and service from Lucy Horsington and her team. Wouldn't go anywhere else - have used your firm for over 20 years and will continue to do so, when necessary.
Lucy and her colleagues provided an excellent service. She described each stage of the process as clearly and simply as she could and provided the right level of information to help us in my decision making. Would highly recommend her and her colleagues to others.
Clear, concise, efficient, exacting, empathetic. As a client, we felt relaxed, informed and confident that our business was professionally dealt with. Thank you - an easy mind is so comforting!
I felt very confident that the information and advice given was sound, well deserved and knowledgeable. I am pleased with the outcome and would certainly call on Lucy's services should the occasion arise.
Making my Will was daunting for me but it was made a lot easier with Lucy's patience. I would recommend your practice to anybody. Thanks once again.
I would like to thank Lucy for the care and patience she showed when there were some aspects of making my LPA which I didn't always understand. I am confident that my future affairs are in safe hands.
Courteous, understanding, punctilious and professional in all respects. Extremely satisfied with service and outcome.
Lucy Horsington could not have been more helpful and actually visited my mother at home. Thank you- it was a painless experience.
Lucy Horsington has again provided exemplary service and advice. She is totally professional, well informed, polite and sympathetic as usual. She is a pleasure to work with and I feel privileged to be able to consult her.
Lucy Horsington is outstanding, efficient and helpful.
I have always found Lucy Horsington and all the staff in Sherborne to be absolutely first-class. Many thanks.
We have always used your Sherborne office for our legal requirements and remain very happy with the help, advice and services provided to us.
Lucy Horsington was very friendly, efficient and professional.
Such pleasant experiences. Lucy Horsington is so kind and understanding, she explained everything in simple terms.
Such pleasant experiences. Lucy Horsington is so kind and understanding, she explains everything in simple terms.
We were given clear advice and kept informed at every stage of the process, including what costs to expect. We felt totally confident in Lucy Horsington handling of our affairs.
Lucy Horsington was extremely nice to deal with and explained everything involved absolutely clearly.
Extremely happy with all outcomes. Our thanks for an extremely professional service of highest standard.
Lucy Horsington explains things very clearly, including being clear and reasonable about costs. I have found the administrative staff friendly and efficient. Clients are often (always in my case) nervous about legal matters and so the qualities in the solicitor and other staff are important.
Lucy Horsington has been helpful, professional and extremely supportive. I cannot speak too highly of her. Thank you, Lucy.
" We always receive consistent and helpful advice. Telephones answered and any query attended to quickly. Very efficent and care about their clients."
"Lucy was absolutely brilliant from start to finish, dealing with my dad's will and probate with professionalism and empathy to our situtation."
"Very helpful and professional at all times and especially during these difficult circumstances of COVID and our own lack of mobility."
Excellent customer service; friendly, helpful, efficient. Gave confidence and reassurance in advice given and service provided, no surprises. You did just what I asked in a timely, efficient and professional yet friendly way. Thank You!
I saw Lucy regarding a Lasting Power of Attorney. She explained all that was entailed and I was kept up to date at each stage. I found her to be a very professional, clearly spoken and understanding person.
Lucy is a star. Thorough, patient and sympathetic.
Professional but a friendly approach. Gave good explanation of procedures and clarified all costs. Speedy acknowledgement of any correspondance.
We have received the most excellent service and help from Lucy and the firm - thank you very much indeed. I would certainly use you again and recommend you.