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Val Bown

Partner Wills, Trusts & Probate

My areas of Expertise

  • Preparation of Wills
  • Inheritance tax planning
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Court of Protection applications
  • Complex estate administration

More about Valerie

Val joined Gorvins in 1997 and is a Partner in the Wills, Trusts & Probate department. She is a member of the Society of Trusts & Estate Practitioners (STEP), and Solicitors for the Elderly. She acts as Attorney and Court of Protection Deputy for clients whose mental disabilities prevent them from managing their own affairs. Val's particular specialisms include administering taxable estates and advising on the use of available exemptions, advising on tax reliefs for trusts and estates, and preparing wills, trust deeds and deeds of variation of wills, and Court of Protection practice and procedure.

  • Testimonial

    “I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the firm very much for your efficient and very kind help and in dealing with, what certainly seemed to us, my late sisters very complicated financial affairs. It was for us a difficult time, but you made the process so much easier the way you dealt with it. It made a real difference to us to have a kind, reassuring and sensible voice on the end of the phone and indeed in all your communications” Margaret Anne Dillon

  • Testimonial

    “Ms Bown was very helpful and explained everything very clearly. She was patient and understanding at a time when things were very difficult for us.” Patricia Kelsall

  • Testimonial

    “Valerie Bown was exceptionally helpful and efficient. She explained everything in non-jargon way and I’ve already recommended her to two friends. Thank you Val.” Gorvins Client


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