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Georgia Wookey

Solicitor

  01392 210700
  itd@stephens-scown.co.uk

Georgia is a solicitor who advises individuals involved in disputes relating to wills, trusts, inheritance and lasting powers of attorney.

Georgia studied Politics at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (now known as Cardiff Metropolitan University) and graduated in 2008. Georgia then went on to study the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and Legal Practice Course (LPC) both part time at the University of Law, Birmingham. Whilst studying the GDL and LPC Georgia worked full time as a Paralegal in Cardiff and then in Bristol. Georgia completed her training contract in Bristol before joining Stephens Scown LLP upon qualification in May 2016.

Since qualification, Georgia has specialised in advising individuals involved in disputes relating to wills, trusts, inheritance and lasting powers of attorney.

Georgia has a keen interest in assisting individuals in situations where disputes arise involving the Court of Protection. These include:-

  • Advising Attorneys who have received notification that they are being investigated by the OPG.
  • Advising Attorneys and other individuals who have been accused of misappropriating funds of an elderly or otherwise vulnerable person.
  • Advising individuals who wish to object to the registration of an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) or Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA).
  • Advising individuals regarding concerns they may have about an Attorney or other person who is managing the finances of an elderly or otherwise vulnerable person.

Georgia’s work also includes:

  • advising attorneys as to their duties under Enduring Powers of Attorney / Lasting Powers of Attorney where there are potential or actual disputes
  • advising donors / those giving power to an attorney/s as to their rights where there are concerns or disputes
  • assisting individuals with potential claims against estates where they have been excluded from inheritance or where provision is inadequate or unfair
  • working with executors and trustees to understand their duties and ensuring that they are compliant
  • helping unmarried couples on the division of their assets following the breakdown of their relationship

Georgia is working towards becoming a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).

Outside of work, Georgia is currently renovating her house and when she has time she is also a keen baker and gardener and enjoys exploring Devon and Cornwall, walking and travelling.

Mentioned in Legal 500 UK 2017: "Georgia has ‘all the skills to be a future star".  Legal 500 is an independent guide to the legal profession who recognises top lawyers.

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