I joined Porter Dodson in March 2011. I am a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

    I have worked for clients in the Taunton and Somerset area for over 25 years, advising them on Wills, Tax, Powers of Attorney and Estate Administration.

    I have contributed to Radio 4’s Moneybox Live and regularly speak at seminars, including the Somerset County Council Preretirement seminars for the last 15 years.

    With many years experience in Will drafting, Trusts and Inheritance Tax, I am able to advise on matters in a practical and accessible way. I believe in discussing matters and explaining issues clearly and in plain English in such a way as to encourage clients to be open and ask questions and to gain a full and complete understanding.

    My experience in dealing with the administration of estates enables me to be aware of potential pitfalls and areas which can cause confusion or distress to a family.

    Having been fortunate enough to live and work in the Taunton area for over 25 years, I believe I have an excellent knowledge of the needs and challenges of a wide range of client circumstances. For clients who find it difficult to visit these offices I am able to arrange to meet with them at home to discuss their needs.

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    Very satisfied. For me, you could not have done any better and I am in a very happy frame of mind.


    My requirement was dealt with extremely professionally by Peter, who guided me through the process answering any questions I had. First class service.


    Very good welcome from all the staff. Prompt, efficient and friendly. Good job. Thank you.

    Mrs Newman

    We first met Peter Cooke some years ago when he drew up our previous Wills. We are very happy with the service Peter has given us through Porter Dodson.


    We were recommended by friends to consult Porter Dodson and we were not disappointed. Those who we met dealt with us courteously and professionally, explaining things very patiently and well, which made it an experience that we actually enjoyed, having been apprehensive beforehand. We certainly feel it was money well spent and we'll certainly recommend your firm to others.


    We have had excellent professional service throughout the process of having our Wills re-drafted. Peter Cooke delivered his guidance with a sense of humour and light touch whilst advising on our Wills, and is very approachable.


    Great service, friendly, diligent approach. Would definitely use again. Thank you.


    Really great service from Peter Cooke. Guided us through the process of Wills and Trusts. Explained it all in simple terms and was a very understanding person. I have now moved all my business to Porter Dodson because of this really good experience.


    Peter understood my requirements and gave clear, concise recommendations. Such an easy process with him. Great value for money.

    Miss H

    A very friendly team that put me at ease and got to know me so that they could understand my needs and guide me to make decisions on my Will.


    Peter was excellent at explaining all options available to me and what outcomes my decisions would have. I am very grateful for all his hard work.

    Mrs Lanfranchi

    Best experience with Porter Dodson over years. Peter showed interest and a determination to be of help. Promises made. Promises kept.


    Excellent service from everyone we have spoken to. Very personal and understanding in a difficult situation. We really appreciated the home visits and the flexibility in arranging meetings.

    Mr & Mrs Jay

    This has been a good working relationship at a very sensitive time. Thank you.

    Mr B

    Peter Cooke made the process very easy. All actions were made in a timely and efficient fashion. Thank you.

    Mr Bennett

    I am very satisfied with the way Peter Cooke handled the administration of my late friend’s estate. The service provided by him and other staff was friendly and Mr Cooke explained all aspects of the admin very well.

    Mr Evans

    We are very happy with the professional and friendly legal work carried out by Porter Dodson and will be recommending them to family and friends in the future.

    Mr Thorne

    A very courteous and friendly experience and our needs carried out in a very professional manner.

    Mr S

    Nice modern airy premises and we were given a friendly welcome at Reception. Peter Cooke went through everything with us is a very professional manner.

    Mr & Mrs B

    From the first contact with Peter Cooke, I found him extremely helpful and sympathetic to me and my family. It was certainly money well spent and I wouldn’t hesitate to seek his advice again if necessary.

    Mrs Stovell

    The reception staff were friendly and very welcoming as was Mr Peter Cooke. Money well spent to get our affairs in order. My husband and I are very satisfied with your company.

    Mr & Mrs Lovell

    Details relating to the production of our wills and various other matters were clearly and patiently explained to us at initial and review meetings. All documents were prepared accurately and in good time. All email communication was replied to speedily.

    Mr & Mrs W

    Peter Cooke understood our needs and explained very clearly, using plain English as requested by my husband. We were very happy with the way our business was dealt with.

    Mr & Mrs S

    We used Peter Cooke for my parent’s Power of Attorney and were very impressed with the service received. Everything was fully explained and dealt with in a manner we could understand. Peter was very approachable and kind to my parents on a home visit making the experience easier to cope with. We would highly recommend Peter Cooke. Thank you.

    Mr & Mrs Pople

    We were very impressed with Porter Dodson. Peter Cooke was a pleasure to deal with. He was very professional but friendly at the same time. He was able to explain the process in a way we could easily understand.

    Mr & Mrs B

    I was very happy with your service, from the reception desk, to Peter Cooke himself. We were treated very well. Polite, yet very friendly and everything explained fully.

    Mrs Dysart

    You were helpful and understanding at what was for me a very difficult time.  I am grateful for a job well done.


    The service and consideration we received from Peter and Melanie is outstanding.  They are efficient, compassionate and outstandingly knowledgeable and helpful.  We could not have asked for a better service in everything we have consulted over.  Many thanks!

    Michael & Claire Smith

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