Phone: 01823 625820
Location: Taunton Position: Chartered Legal Executive
Team: Private Client
Specialism: Appointing an Attorney, Estate Administration including Probate and Intestacy, Estate Planning, Inheritance and other taxes, Making & updating a will, Trusts, Wills and Probate
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A very courteous and friendly experience and our needs carried out in a very professional manner.