After 24 years dealing with estate administration I am used to dealing with numerous law firms, some huge and others very small. When I joined Bible Society as Legacy Officer in 2011 I was surprised to learn that we did not have a “friendly” solicitor who we consulted on legacy issues. Given the diversity of the legal issues that can arise with legacies it is clearly prudent to have a friendly, professional law firm you can rely upon.
We encountered Alastair Goggins and Robert Jobson almost by chance and our early dealings were friendly, open and technically impressive – having been far from impressed by the service of numerous solicitors I looked for the catch! Many months on I am slightly embarrassed by my cynicism because I have found Gardner Leader to be everything we want from a law firm; professional, technically correct, practical, friendly, quick and great value for money. However, the aspect I like best is their openness to listen, discuss and understand the situation as no two legacy problems are the same.
Gardner Leader have advised me on a range of issues including litigation, complicated legacies and estate administration where the executor renounced and my charity was the main residuary legatee. They are a “one stop shop” of good advice which makes life so much easier. I look forward to using Gardner Leader for many years to come and have no hesitation in recommending their services.