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Rachel joined Walker Foster’s Ilkley office in March 2008 as a legal secretary, working in the Private Client and Conveyancing departments in the firm. Rachel’s potential was spotted very early on and she was quickly promoted to become a Wills & Probate Clerk where she assisted the firm’s head of Private Client.
In 2012 Rachel became a fee earner in her own right with her own Wills, Probate, Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection case load. Rachel is an Associate member of the Institute of the Chartered Legal Executives and is currently undertaking studies which will make her a Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer.
Rachel is very well known in the local business community and has strong relationships with IFA’s, accountants and estate agents. Rachel sits on the firm’s Corporate Responsibility Committee which is dedicated to providing support and raising funds for charities and local community projects. Rachel co-ordinated the firm’s sponsored walk for the benefit of the Alzheimer’s Society and she was part of the Walker Foster team that organised the annual ‘ Free Wills’ days with proceeds going to charities such as Manorlands Hospice, Will Aid and Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Rachel arranged for the firm to sponsor Ilkley Town AFC to help the football club to raise funds to build a 3G pitch which will be benefit the town’s schools and sports clubs.
Rachel enjoys public speaking and is confident in delivering presentations in her specialist field of Wills, Probate and Powers of Attorney.
Best part of the job for Rachel:
Being able to develop strong personal relationships with her clients through face to face meetings and being able to guide clients through some of the most difficult times in their lives.
What clients say about Rachel:
- Rachel was very friendly and efficient. She made me feel at ease and explained everything very clearly. Very impressed.
- I could not have wished for a more pleasant person to do business with. Rarely have I managed to complete any legal business so quickly and easily or to get hold of a Solicitor regularly at my first attempt. I am very happy with the quality of advice I received.
- Mrs Hanson was superb. She has an easy, professional manner.
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