I joined Porter Dodson as a Partner in 2022. Having trained in the same Bridport office as I am in now, I qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and became a full member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) in 2007. I was previously a Partner in a law firm in East Devon where I worked for over 12 years.
I have 18 years experience in listening to and advising individuals and families on succession and tax planning. I also act for Trustees in connection with administering trusts and attorneys managing individuals property and financial affairs.
I am a good listener, which is essential in my area of work. I like to know my client, know their needs and know their goals. I enjoy problem solving and a logical thought process helps with succession and tax planning to achieve the best possible outcome for clients. I pride myself on the empathy that I can give to clients often during difficult circumstances.
I enjoy sea swimming which I do throughout the year. In 2022 I walked the 100km Jurassic Coast Challenge, starting at Corfe Castle, then on to Swanage, Weymouth and finishing in Bridport. I completed the course in 22 hours and raised £600 for Parkinsons UK. The previous year I completed the same course and raised £1,200 for Juvenile Diabetes Charity JDRF. I also play football for West Dorset Veterans having previous played Saturday football in the Perry Street league for a number of seasons. I enjoy coaching with the Bridport Youth Football Club
I was very impressed with the level of service I received from Paul. All of his help made a very painful time bearable. Thank you so much.