Margaret qualified as a solicitor in 1979 and has always specialised in the law as it relates to older people and mental capacity, ranging from Wills and Probate (with related taxation) to Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection work.
Margaret has worked in West Norfolk since 1977 when she joined a local firm as an articled clerk (nowadays trainee solicitor). Since qualification Margaret has worked as assistant solicitor, partner and senior partner in various West Norfolk firms.
Margaret holds the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP) Certificate in Advanced Will Preparation, which she passed with distinction in 2013. She is a full member of both STEP and Solicitors for the Elderly.
In the 1990s, Margaret co-wrote (with Ann McDonald of UEA) some of the first books with regard to the law as it relates to older people, one a text book for the legal profession and one aimed at non-lawyers.
Margaret has a special interest in mental capacity and has acted as professional Attorney and Deputy for many people handling their financial affairs when they have been unable to do so for themselves, and occasionally being involved in personal welfare matters. Her clients include those with mental health issues or learning disabilities and the relatives of such individuals.
Margaret deals with the more simple management issues which such matters produce but also more complex gifting, welfare and financial abuse problems. She has many years of experience and will handle with confidence the most complex of issues.