Harriet is a private client solicitor specialising in wills, estate planning, trusts, powers of attorney, adults with incapacity, probate and estate administration and joined Gedye & Sons in August 2014. She is qualified in Scotland and in England and Wales.
Following an Honours degree in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews, Harriet read Law at the University of Edinburgh on the 2-year accelerated law degree course and then completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, also from the University of Edinburgh.
Harriet trained at a medium-sized full-service Legal 500 law firm in Edinburgh, spending the whole of her second year as a trainee in the firm’s Private Client department and joined the department full-time on qualifying in 2008. She continued to practise as a private client solicitor there and latterly also undertook private client consultancy work for a Legal 100 boutique law firm based in London prior to moving south in August 2014.
In addition to being qualified both in Scotland and in England and Wales, Harriet is also a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), a full professional member of Solicitors for the Elderly and a member of the Private Client Section of the Law Society. She completed the STEP Advanced Certificate in International Succession and Probate in February 2014. Harriet is also a Notary Public in Scotland.
In 2011, Harriet won Core Solution Group Limited’s Young Mediator Scholarship. The scholarship consisted of a place on Core’s flagship 5-day Mediation and Conflict Management Skills course and she completed the course assessment in July 2011. As a result she is a trained mediator. Harriet has also assisted with several commercial mediations since then.
Harriet sings soprano with the London Philharmonic Choir and plays the piano and her other interests include opera, theatre, reading, baking and visiting galleries and museums.
Originally from London, Harriet was brought up in Edinburgh but has family links with the Lake District. Harriet is primarily based in our London office but travels to our Lakes office for client meetings.
The probate process from the registration of the death to the often complicated dealings with the Inland Revenue and other inheritance tax issues. We have specialist property advisors on hand to explore all of the beneficiaries’ options.