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Chris Kelly

Chris Kelly

“Thank you for your approachability, kindness and hard work during the last few months. You are a credit to the profession.”

Chris is a partner at Leonard Gray and has over 10 years’ qualified experience as a Solicitor undertaking private client work, specialising in Wills and Probate.

Chris is an experienced, friendly and professional Solicitor who understands the needs of local clients in today’s economic climate. He applies a proactive and practical approach to his work in order to achieve the swift resolution of matters.

In addition to his expertise in the Wills, Inheritance Tax and Probate work, Chris also specialises in acting for clients in a range of matters; including estate planning, long-term care costs planning, Trust drafting, the preparation of Lasting Powers of Attorney, Deputyship applications with the Court of Protection and the registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney.

Having qualified as a Solicitor a number of years ago, Chris is also a qualified member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), which is the leading worldwide professional body and considered the benchmark of excellence for practitioners in the fields of trusts, estates and related issues.

Chris is also a Trustee/Director of Age UK Essex ageuk-essexwho are a local partner to Age UK. Within his role Chris promotes positive attitudes towards older people and ageing, promotes the effective care of older people and encourages independence, choice and opportunity for older people.

Accreditation to accred-wills-inheritencethe Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQs) shows that Chris follows best practice
procedures to meet the highest standards of technical expertise and client service in providing tailored wills and probate advice.

Dementia FriendAs a Dementia Friend, Chris promotes support, understanding and action for those suffering from dementia. Dementia Friends is run by the Alzheimer’s Society and aims to improve people’s understanding of dementia and its effects.

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