Maxine Heppenstall - Walker Foster Solicitors Maxine Heppenstall - Walker Foster Solicitors

Direct Email: [email protected]

Phone: 01943 609969

Office: Ilkley & Skipton


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Maxine is a Solicitor, head of the Private Client department and specialises in wills, probate, powers of attorney and Court of Protection matters. Maxine is very experienced and having joined Walker Foster in November 2006 she soon became a partner/director and then carried forward the baton of Managing Director for a period of years. Maxine focuses her skills and experience on our Private Client Department and her clients.

Her membership of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) enables her to keep up to date with the latest developments so she can offer the very best and current advice to her clients.

Community is important to Maxine and she values the time she is able to spend building relationships with local businesses, such as accountants, IFA’s, estate agents and care homes – supporting them in dealing with their own clients at a time when they are faced with dealing with the loss of a loved one or requiring estate planning advice.

With the firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility in mind, Maxine has forged excellent relationships with charities such as the Alzheimer’s Society and Yorkshire Air Ambulance and she has been instrumental in raising awareness and donations for the charities that Walker Foster supports through events such as FREE wills days.

Maxine is a keen speaker and has delivered relevant and thought-provoking presentations at events such as the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust and the ‘Let’s Talk about it’ Ilkley event as part of the Dying Matters campaign week.

Maxine was responsible for implementing Dementia Friends status to the firm which included carrying out a programme of training to ensure staff were aware of the best way to deal with clients with dementia and ensuring all our offices offered a Dementia-friendly environment for clients to visit.

Best part of the job for Maxine:

Having the opportunity to develop relationships with clients and their families and helping them through difficult times.

What clients say about Maxine:

Maxine kept us informed at every stage and explained everything thoroughly. She was very professional with an easy manner and always dealt with everything promptly.
On every count the service provided by Maxine was excellent. She was kind, courteous, and helpful at a very difficult and sad time for us. I can’t praise her enough!
Maxine provided me with outstanding support and advice when dealing with my wife’s estate. She is an understanding, cheerful and pleasant lady.


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