Career

Carol qualified as a solicitor in 1983 and is now a Partner at Thackray Williams, based in our West Wickham office. Carol’s areas of practice include administration of estates, lasting powers of attorneys and wills. Carol is a member of the Law Society Private Client Section and Solicitors for the Elderly and has been awarded the SFE Older Client Care in Practice Award

Experience in drafting wills, lasting powers of attorney and a good understanding of inheritance tax, means Carol is well placed to advise clients, whatever their problem or situation.

Carol is an excellent listener and able to gain the trust of her clients allowing them to take her into their confidence. She is very good at explaining things clearly and simply whilst being aware of people’s emotional and/or physical needs. Her many years of experience have taught Carol that her role is not just about ‘shuffling bits of paper around the table, getting signatures and presenting the bill’. Carol believes in taking the holistic approach to her clients’ lifestyle and circumstances.

Carol is always willing to go the extra mile for her clients, at what is often an emotional time for them. She is totally committed to providing the best client service that she can. Carol enjoys working with and helping elderly people. If she is unable to deal with a client’s specific issue, then she knows other members of the team will have the requisite experience and knowledge to fill the gap and be willing to do so.

Clients describe Carol as friendly, committed and approachable, dedicated to providing her clients with the best possible legal advice in a clear and understandable way.

When not working, you will find Carol out walking her border collie or doing some gardening.

Areas of specialism

  • Court of Protection applications
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Probate & estate administration
  • Wills & IHT planning

What our clients say

“Thank you so much for your kind attention and the advice you have offered to me and my family during this most distressing time in our lives. We appreciate your generous care and professional help.”

“Your professional knowledge and experience has taken us through what for us would have been an absolute minefield.”

“Carol is highly recommended. Her help, support and advice when drawing up powers of attorney was invaluable ”