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Helen Stott

Why did you choose the law?

Not only does the law as the body of rules that governs all of society fascinate me, it also allows me to have a rewarding and fulfilling career.

Tell us a bit about how you got here…

I obtained a Law with French degree from the University of Birmingham and a Licence en Droit from the Université d’Orléans in France. I then studied the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Birmingham, before I headed to Wiltshire for my training contract.

I have been at Band Hatton Button since December 2019 and I am an Associate in the Wills, Trusts and Probate Team.

What does your day job look like?

My main focus is helping clients to put their affairs into good order by making or updating Wills, Estate Planning and putting in place Lasting Powers of Attorney.  I also advise on the estate administration and have experience with post death planning, as well as trust administration.

I am committed to providing a personalised, high quality and efficient service to my clients ensuring all instructions are completed to a high standard.

I am also a fully qualified and accredited member of The Association of Lifetime Lawyers previously known as Solicitors for the Elderly.  The Association of Lifetime Lawyers is an independent organisation that provides specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers.

I am an affliate member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and currently studying towards the full qualification.  STEP is the leading worldwide professional association for practitioners dealing with family inheritance and succession planning.

I was delighted to be named Young Lawyer of the Year at the annual Warwickshire Law Society Awards in 2021.

I am a Dementia Friend along with the rest of the Wills, Trusts and Probate team. The Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends training programme enables people to understand the condition and it changes the perception people have on dementia. The initiative makes a difference to someone with dementia as it provides others with an insight into how it may affect them.

What Do You Like to Do Outside of Work?

In my spare time I enjoy baking, travelling and spending time with family and friends.

I am also a keen actress, who likes to tread the boards with the local amateur dramatics group, and a volunteer with Girlguiding.