“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 12 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 who 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 the 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.
As 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.
Chris's Specialist Areas
Articles written by Chris
- Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney - When is the right time to act?
- An increase in Probate fees: to be, or not to be? Act II
- The UK “Incapacity Crisis” – are you prepared?
- Inheritance Tax Update
- An increase in Probate fees: to be, or not to be?
- Age UK Essex Wills Week Success
- We are delighted to be an accredited member of the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQs) for Wills and Probate advice to our clients.
- What is Probate?
- The importance of Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney