Private Client Lawyer

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


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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

“Deniece showed both empathy and professionalism in what turned out to be an extremely stressful time for our family. I was initially concerned about being charged an hourly rate as was unsure as to where this could end up. I needn’t have been as the fees were transparent and I feel very good value for money.”

“Deniece has restored my faith in solicitors.  She is efficient, helpful and without the valuable advice she provided to my co-executor and myself things would have been much more difficult.”

“Deniece has represented me as an executor of my late mother’s estate and I cannot thank her enough for her sensitivity, advice and professionalism throughout while bringing the estate to a satisfactory conclusion.”

“Thank you for making this such a smooth process.  Perhaps drop me a line to let me know the other areas you cover apart from probate.  It is not the firm that makes the difference it is the people.”