A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is the way to ensure that the people you trust will be able to take important decisions on your behalf if you become mentally or physically incapable of doing so for yourself. Lasting Powers of Attorney should not be seen in the context of "only individuals or the elderly" should have them. What will happen to the day to day running of your business if you became physically or mentally incapacitated?
After studying at Havant College, Selina Williams began her legal career in 1994 as a legal secretary in the Wills & Probate department. She went on to study her A-level in law part-time and then completed her ILEX course to become a fully qualified Chartered Legal Executive in 2005.
‘I have always enjoyed the personal contact that comes with assisting clients in making their Wills, especially with the elderly,’ she says. ‘You are in a position to offer valuable support and provide peace of mind by sorting out any issues that may be causing a client concern.’
As part of her role at Verisona Law, Selina regularly takes part in free legal ‘drop-in’ events in the local community at centres including Age Concern at the Borrow Centre and St George’s Church Hall in Waterlooville.
‘I knew of Verisona Law from working in the area, and was always interested in what I saw and heard about their innovative culture,’ explains Selina ‘I was also impressed when they were included in the Legal 500, so when I learned of a position becoming available in their Wills, Trusts & Probate team, I jumped at the chance to join.’
In her spare time, Selina enjoys reading, line dancing and, having been brought up in France, makes great effort to keep up her language skills.
- 1994 -2002 Gaining experience working as a legal secretary in local firms including Wills & Probate at Bruttons & Co. Solicitors, Personal Injury at Shoosmiths & Harrison, and Conveyancing, Matrimonial and Wills and Probate at Bolitho Way, after which she made the decision to specialise as a Chartered Legal Executive in the Wills and Probate department.
- 2002 Trainee Legal Executive in Wills and Probate at Stokes Solicitors LLP in Portsmouth
- 2003 Legal Executive in Wills and Probate at Biscoes Solicitors in Waterlooville
- 2016 joined Verisona Law as an Associate in the Wills, Trusts and Probate Team.
- Inheritance Tax Advice
- Administration of Estates
- Deputyship Applications & Related Court of Protection Matters
- Qualified ‘Dementia Friend’ trained by The Alzheimer’s Society