Deniece
Lines

Private Client Lawyer

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Deniece Lines

Deniece is a senior private client lawyer with more than 30 years’ industry experience embarking on her legal career in 1985. Deniece has been successfully helping families in all aspects of their individual needs for many years. Initially specialising in family law Deniece was inspired to add private client work to her practice so that she could offer a broad range of services to her clients. Deniece was a partner in a boutique law firm in Richmond and then went on to join a mid-regional firm as head of department for 4 years before joining E.M. Collins & Co where she hopes to build strong client relationships in the community.

Deniece is able to advise and assist on a variety of private client matters, to include:

  • Wills
  • Probate and the administration of estates
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney and registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Deputy and related Court of Protection matters
  • Asset protection, including Transfers, Declarations of Trust
  • Grants for estates with foreign element and re-sealing of Grants in UK
  • Post death and lifetime planning

Deniece is aware that clients can often be at their most vulnerable when they come to see her. She always aims to provide a supportive and reliable service providing advice in a clear, sensitive and professional manner.

As a member of the Solicitors for the Elderly she is trained to put the older and vulnerable clients at ease during what can often be a difficult time in their lives.

Professional Membership

Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
Associate Member of Solicitors for the Elderly
Private Client section of Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
Affiliate member of  STEP
Dementia Friend

Qualifications

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How I work

“My clients are very important to me and as well as guiding them through the legal process I strive to provide a supportive service during what can be a very difficult time; clients often come to see me when there has been a life changing event in their own lives.  I aim to work together with the client to achieve the right outcome for them.  I have a motto that a client should be for life and by that I mean I would like to forge strong relationships with my clients providing an excellent service where they will feel confident in instructing me in the future should the need arise as their lives evolve.

I acknowledge that sometimes it won’t be possible for clients to come and see me and am happy to provide home visits where required.”

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Recent experience

  • Intestacy with no apparent next of kin
  • Intestacy complicated by lifetime gifts and estate left with restrictions and charging orders making it insolvent
  • Grant of Double Probate where Executor named on Grant subsequently died
  • Estate with charitable exemption
  • Court of Protection application to register EPA
  • Advising on effect of LPA's and disputes between Attorneys

“I found the service to be very good, taking me through all the various considerations I had not given thought to. I have continued to use their services for updating of my Will.”

“I would like to thank you, Kate and all colleagues at EM Collins for giving my family and I excellent service, support, and understanding with your expert experienced knowledge through a difficult time. I would highly recommend you”

“I remember picking Kate and Aisling because their voice was not only representative of mine but put my children at the heart of everything. Kate has given me a strength and resilience that goes way beyond the term ‘service’.”

“Kate goes well over and well above the call of duty to get to know my family as individuals and my case. Kate is always contactable and always at the other end of a phone line.’’

“It’s been tough, it’s been difficult it’s not easy but they are there every step of the way to explain, support, be a buffer, building your strength to get through it without you even realising”