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Private Client – Morecambe
I joined Birchall Blackburn in 2002 and qualified as a Solicitor in 2011. I went on to be appointed a Partner in 2015. My areas of expertise include elderly client work, wills and probate, Court of Protection matters, and lasting powers of attorney.
Qualifications and professional achievements: LLB (Hons), Legal Practice Course, member of Solicitors for the Elderly, junior member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, member of Private Client section, member of Lancaster and Morecambe Law Society. I have recently undertaken a series of talks for several Women’s Institutes in the North West, as well as a number of charities in the Lancaster and Morecambe area regarding wills, lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection issues.
Personal Accreditations: Solicitors for the Elderly (professional member) and STEP full member, Dementia Champion.
How did you end up working for a law firm? I was given the opportunity to complete a summer placement at Birchall Blackburn in 2002. This experience gave me flavour of the legal profession and I returned to the firm each of my school term breaks to assist the Private Client team. I completed my law degree and LPC before training with Birchall Blackburn and joining the firm as a full-time Solicitor after qualification.
Unusual fact: I swam for the North of England Under-13 Swimming Team.
Kristina from Birchall Blackburn recently completed a probate application on my behalf.
Throughout the process Kristina was efficient and effective but also understanding of the situation.
The process was completed in a timely manner with the majority of the work going on in the background. I was only contacted if/when needed.
Would I use Kristina and the company again?
They looked after me very well. Thank you.
Great service. Just keep doing what you do.
Very professional and friendly.
Always professional and helpful. Prompt attention and makes clients feel valued.
Kristina, at Birchall and Blackburn, was very efficient and helpful dealing with my late uncle's will. I had know idea how much paper work was involved . Leaving this in Kristina's capable hands to sort out probate, which she kept me informed the whole way through. I can't fault her professional attitude when dealing with a bereavement and loss of a family member. Thank you 🙂
I wanted to seek Kristina’s expert advice again to redo my will
She is always professional, friendly, helpful and polite.
Attends to everything promptly and nothing is too much trouble
I do not hesitate to use her services and highly recommend her for wills and probate and lasting power of attorney advice.
I work with Kristina Smith on a professional level and she is the only person I would trust to pass my clients to for will writing. She is excellent and I would thoroughly recommend Kristina for any matters concerning trusts and estates.
Kristina provided the right balance of professionalism and personal approach, which put me at ease from the outset. She really understood my needs and her expertise made the process seamless in pulling out the right items to cover in my Will. Her in-depth knowledge and informative advice was five star. Thank you!
Birchall Blackburn acted for us in the preparation of our Wills and also Lasting Power of Attorneys. They were very informative in respect of both matters fully advising us on queries and concerns raised. Kristina was fantastic throughout and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend both Kristina and the firm.
All was very good.
Very helpful throughout and explained everything clearly. Everything was spot on. Staff very friendly.
Very approachable and understanding, everything I required.
Very pleased with everything. Perfect in every way.
Always happy to listen and act promptly. Very professional, prompt and friendly – approachable at all times.
Grateful for the service rendered. All very satisfactory.
Kristina was extremely helpful and very efficient. Kristina did very well and was most informative.
Excellent service from all departments.
Fast and efficient. The only will accredited solicitors we could find on the internet.
An excellent service.
Exceptional solicitor. Perfect service and attitude in every way.
Helpful and friendly people to deal with. Keep up the good work.
I just wanted to write a short message to pass on the sincere thanks of my family and I for the help you provided to us following the death of our Dad……..you are a credit to your profession.
Thank you so much for all your hard work and effort at this difficult time. You have made it much easier.
Kristina Smith was very pleasant.
I felt I was in safe hands. Excellent staff.
All members of staff extremely nice. We are happy and totally satisfied with the service.