Andrew Smith

Areas of Responsibility

Wills; administering Estates, Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection applications, creating and administering trusts. Andrew spent the first fourteen years of his working life in financial services so can particularly work where clients’ legal and financial affairs overlap.

Experience/Recent Projects

  • Administering all aspects of a substantial estate, with numerous forms of investment in different countries and benefitting several individuals and major charitable beneficiaries;
  • Establishing the required probate papers for an English born lady who emigrated permanently to Japan with her Japanese husband in 1964, leaving a Will in Japanese to administer her assets in the UK;
  • Liaising with the Charity Commission and Official Solicitor concerning a charitable gift in a Will to a charity found never to have existed;
  • All aspects of creating powers of attorney for an elderly and housebound client, then managing her daily finances under that power;
  • Completing and submitting all the papers and supporting documents to the Court of Protection for a husband to be appointed to manage his incapacitated wife’s financial and property affairs.

Hobbies and Interests

Andrew enjoys triathlons, cycling and swimming but only when not ferrying his daughter to her numerous social engagements.