Wills, Trusts & Probates Archives - MLP Law

Jane Hunter

Jane is a Private client lawyer who is CTAPS qualified, and a member of the Solicitors for the Elderly. Jane acts for a wide variety of clients including business owners, high net worth individuals and agricultural clients.

Jane is experienced on advising on Wills, Powers of Attorney, Tax Planning, Administration of Estates, Court of Protection matters, and Asset Protection within families and businesses and contested estates.

Jane lives locally in Stockton Heath with her 13-year-old son and in her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, particularly shopping and eating out.

Doris Raggatt

Doris qualified as a solicitor in 2012 and since then has worked as a private client lawyer completing the full range of trusts, tax and estates work. Doris has also achieved the STEP diploma.

Doris is also a committee member on the Manchester branch of STEP and is actively involved in working with STEP to promote private client work and to maximise the client experience. In addition, Doris has achieved the Solicitors for the Elderly Diploma in private client work.

In 2022, Doris was listed in the Legal 500 solicitor rankings as being ‘approachable, efficient, friendly and competent’.

Doris specialises in dealing with high net worth clients for Wills, estate planning and in the administration of complex estates. She also deals with powers of attorney, court of protection matters, drafting of trust documentation and the administration of trusts.

In her spare time, Doris is a keen gym attendee and open water swimmer. COVID regulations permitting, she hopes to start competing in triathlons in 2021.

Samantha Kennedy

Samantha is a n Associate Solicitor in MLP Law’s Wills, Trust and Probate team. Samantha has extensive experience in Private Client Law, providing clients with advice on Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney, Probate and future planning.

Having practiced in Private Client since 2013, Samantha has provided advice on a broad spectrum of matters including care home fee planning, asset protection, compensation protections trusts and trusts for parents of children with disabilities. Samantha regularly acts for business owners and high net worth individuals in relation to their Wills and Estate planning to provide innovative and tailored solutions for their individual needs.

Experienced in presentations and public speaking, Samantha enjoys making presentations about planning for the future and protecting assets.

In her spare time, Samantha loves spending time with family and friends, particularly going for walks with her partner and their dog. Samantha is a keen traveller and likes to visit new places and has previously travelled to Australia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Fiji and various countries in Europe.

Sophie Lennon

Sophie is MLP Law’s first Solicitor Apprentice and in September 2021 started her six year journey to qualify as a solicitor.

During her apprenticeship with the University of Law, Sophie will obtain a Law degree in Legal Practice and Skills whilst continuing to work at MLP Law and gain additional practical experience. Sophie will be working 4 days a week in the business and will spend one day a week on her Uni studies.

Sophie started working with MLP as a Paralegal in the Wills, Trusts and Probate department. As she progresses with her apprenticeship, Sophie will be moving around the firm and helping all of the teams to experience all the areas of law we offer here at MLP Law, to developing her expertise and competency to the highest standard.

MLP Law is embracing the new road to qualification and we are excited to support Sophie along the way!

To learn more about legal apprentices please click here https://www.law.ac.uk/study/apprenticeships/.  To follow Sophie’s journey follow Sophie on LinkedIn or watch Sophie’s videos on TikTok @sophiemaylennon.

Emma Foote

Emma is currently studying International Relations at Manchester Metropolitan University, which has furthered Emma’s interest for law. Thus, MLP was the perfect opportunity to learn more from the practice about all the types of law MLP specialises in- whilst working under very talented co-workers, and seeing daily routines of a law firm.

Emma has been working in various roles from a young age- providing her with valuable skills, such as: efficiency and high standards consistently, great timekeeping and great communication both non-verbally and verbally- which can assist the company with her Archive Administrator role. This is Emma’s first job in the law sector and she is very excited to learn about law in the Wills, Trusts, and Probate team. She hopes to be with the company for a long time.

Emma has a love for literature and has a large collection of books. Mostly spending her time, when not in work or university, reading or going on walks long nature trails around Manchester, or at the gym or trying out restaurants around the city.