Specialist legal advice for professionals

We have extensive experience in helping professionals with personal legal matters. Our solicitors Paul Clark and Natasha Yelland advise on matters such as Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Probate and trusts. We help individual and families from all professional backgrounds including regulated and non-regulated professionals. We have advised may solicitors including partners of leading law firms. We are based in Congleton and mainly act for clients in Cheshire and Greater Manchester but we have acted for clients from many parts of England and some of our clients are based abroad.

Our head of commercial legal services Max Tebbitts advises professionals on business legal maters and has advised solicitors on setting up law firms as well as on contracts and other legal agreements.

 

Our approach

The professional world is often a small one and we understand that confidentiality is key. We offer a confidential, discrete and personalised service. If you prefer to meet away from our office, we can meet you at your home, online or any other location to suit you.

We understand that relationships are very important and you will be allocated your own solicitor who will work with you to guide you through the legal process. Where possible, they will also act for you whenever you instruct Spall Clark Solicitors.

We offer a pragmatic, plain speaking approach and deliver our advice in plain English. Our approach is to keep matters as simple as possible while ensuring that your wishes are met and all risks have been taken into account.

 

How we can help

We can help with personal legal matters such as Wills as well as business matters such as advising law firms, medical practices and financial advisors. We offer an integrated approach between our commercial lawyers and our personal law team which is particularly beneficial when advising professionals who are owners and managers of their own businesses.

As successful professionals who have established their own successful business, we understand the need to consider regulatory matters when delivering legal advice. Certain professionals such as the legal and medical profession are regulated which means that extra care must be taken when preparing certain legal documents such as Lasting Powers of Attorney as regulations mean there are restrictions on who can be appointed as attorney for example they may need to hold a specific qualification.

 

Professions we help

We are able to help all professionals and we have highlighted some of the professions where we have particular expertise.

 

Authors, artists and creatives

Complex matters such as copyright and intellectual property play an important part when providing advice and must be understood to provide the correct advice. Both Paul Clark and Sarah Bushell have experience of advising local artists and authors about Wills and how to pass on rights relating to their works. Working with our commercial lawyer Max Tebbitts we offer a complete service to ensure your life’s work is protected long term.

 

Doctors and medical professionals

We act for a large number of doctors and nurses.  We work closely with financial advisors who specialise in providing financial advice to medical professionals and their families. We are able to provide advice about personal legal matters as well as business advice for those running their own medical practice.

 

Financial advisors

We often work alongside financial advisors when advising clients and we have a deep understanding of professional requirements. We have acted for financial advisors who own and run their own business and we are well placed to provide advice about personal matters and business matters.

 

IT, programmers and tech entrepreneurs

We have many clients from the tech industry, from individuals to successful business owners. We advise on personal legal matters such as protecting digital assets including cryptocurrency as well as Wills. From a commercial perspective, we advise on all business aspects including protecting intellectual property rights and contracts.

 

Solicitors and barristers

As solicitors, we naturally have a deep understanding of the legal profession. As specialist private client solicitors, we have been trusted by other lawyers to act for them. Our clients have included solicitors, barristers and partners of successful law firms. We provide a full range of advice for legal professionals from personal legal advice to commercial advice for solicitors setting up their own practice.

 

Teachers

We act for numerous teachers, both retired and still working. We work with other professionals such as financial advisors who specialise in providing financial advice to teachers and we offer an integrated approach to providing legal advice.

 

Personal legal services for professionals

 

Dispute resolution

We can assist professionals with making application on their behalf of on behalf of clients in relation to Inheritance Act claims, challenging wills, probate disputes, professional negligence and defending claims.

 

Court of Protection and Powers of Attorneys

Simon Heapy is one of the country’s leading Court of Protection solicitors and we can assist with all types of applications on behalf of individuals, trustees and professional attorneys and deputies.

Powers of attorney for regulated professionals are more complicated due to the restrictions on who can be appointed as attorney to run their business.

 

Inheritance Tax planning

Professionals often lead busy lives, particularly as they head towards the zenith of their careers and Inheritance Tax is something that can unexpectedly creep up. We can help manage Inheritance Tax and put in place places to maximise the inheritance for your family.

 

Probate for professionals

We have experience of dealing with probate for professionals of all types including medical professionals and accountants.

 

Trusts

We have experience of advising on trusts for individuals and professional trustees.

 

Wills for professionals

We offer will writing service for professionals such as doctors and solicitors. We also offer bespoke service for professionals who own their own business.

Contact us

Make an appointment

For advice for individuals and families contact Paul ClarkTEP

For advice on commercial and business matters contact Max Tebbitts

 

We look forward to working with you