Team Profiles Emma Baker TEP Position: Partner and Head of the Private Client Department 01227 813400 Email me Work Area: Wills, Trusts & Estates Older People & The Law Services For Individuals Accreditations: Full Member of STEP (the Society for Trusts and Estate Practitioners) | Member of Solicitors for the Elderly About Me I am a solicitor and a Partner with over 12 years experience as a private client solicitor. I am head of the Private Client department. A large part of my case load is looking after elderly and vulnerable clients, whether under lasting powers of attorney or under deputyship orders. I look after a wide range of people from the very elderly in care homes to people who have head injuries and need help with their financial affairs. I help them with decisions that they may have to make at difficult times in their life or if they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves then I manage their affairs completely. As well as working for people under Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyship Orders I also advise on applications for lasting powers of attorney, deputyships and registrations of enduring powers of attorney. I advise on Wills for clients with a whole range of requirements including those with complex family situations and providing for disabled and vulnerable beneficiaries. I also advise on Trust matters for trustees and beneficiaries. Interests I am married with three children, so when I'm not ferrying them around and clearing up after them, I enjoy going to the theatre and the cinema, art exhibitions and cooking. I am also Chairman of the local Scout group and occasionally find the time for the odd indoor cycling (spin) class at my local gym. Personal Mission Statement I am approachable and down to earth. I love working with people and I am good listener. All of these attributes allow me to make sure that I take time to understand my clients’ particular circumstances and provide the best advice, at sometimes very difficult times in their lives.