Our head of probate joins Trustees Board for two local charities
EXPERIENCED Chester solicitor Louise Eccleston has been invited to
join the Board of Trustees for the MS Support Centre in Saltney and Age UK Cheshire.
Louise, who has 19 years' experience in trust and private client
law, and is partner and head of the Probate Department
at Walker Smith Way, has worked with many clients who have
benefitted from the support and services provided by these
charities. She will now join the Board of Trustees to contribute to
the management and governance of both organisations.
Louise said: "I'm so pleased that both of these essential
charities invited me to join their Board of Trustees. It is a great
honour, and I look forward to participating in their day-to-day
Since qualifying as a solicitor in 1993, Louise has dealt solely
with advising the vulnerable and elderly clients, the
administration of estates, wills, and inheritance tax planning.
This has included acting as Trustee for family trusts or as
attorney or deputy (via the Court of Protection) for those not able
to handle their own finances.
Louise is also secretary for the Cheshire branch of the Society of
Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and a member of Solicitors for the Elderly,
giving Louise a deep understanding of care issues and the needs of
Neil Kemsley, Chair of Trustees at the MS Support Centre, said:
"Having known Louise for a while now, we are delighted she has
agreed to become one of our Trustees and know that we can count on
her to support us when we need her help and advice at a time when
the centre is undergoing a period of significant
John Townsend, Chairman of Age UK Cheshire added: "Louise
has an excellent reputation and wide skill set as a probate
solicitor, and we're so lucky to have her on board."
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