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Daniel Lumb, Solicitor / Director

Daniel qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and has over 14 years of experience in private client legal services.

He advises clients on a wide range of private client legal matters.  His usual clients are the owners and directors of local SMEs and landed estates within Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire. In particular he advises upon the most complex trust and estate matters including rectification, APR/BPR claims and foreign assets.  He has extensive experience of the care system and challenges to DWP, local authority and NHS funding decisions. He has acted in numerous s.18 MCA 2005 applications including statutory Will applications, advanced gifting authority and ratification of other tax planning schemes through the Court of Protection.

In providing this advice and as a partner of such well known legal firms, he regularly takes fiduciary roles for some of the wealthiest and most vulnerable clients in the region.  As such he acts as a professional trustee, executor, attorney and deputy in both high value and complex cases.  His role as panel deputy requires attention to some highly complex and contentious matters including financial abuse, financial investigation and recovery, care fee disputes, trust arrangements and foreign properties and structures.

Vicky Lumb, Legal Executive / Director

Vicky became a conveyancing executive in 2003 and began the ILEX course that same year. Vicky completed her final exams and qualified as GCILEX in 2008, subsequently completing the work based element of her CILEX qualification and qualifying as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executive in January 2017.

Vicky has been a member of the Stonegate Legal team since November 2014.  Vicky’s caseload consists of complex Probate and Court of Protection matters. This has included numerous financial abuse matters where it has been necessary to forensically analyse accounts in order to trace and locate missing monies.

Hannah Rodgers, Solicitor

Hannah has over 7 years’ experience in private client legal services. She completed her law degree in 2011 and joined a large regional law firm in July of that year. Hannah quickly progressed to the role of paralegal directly assisting two consecutive heads of department in the management of various complex and contentious private client matters.

Hannah manages a varied caseload which also includes dealing with complex Statutory Will applications in often challenging family circumstances. Hannah takes a conscientious and proactive approach to understanding and meeting the needs of her vulnerable clients, often engaging the assistance of the relevant statutory bodies when it is appropriate to do so.

Hannah qualified as a solicitor in February 2017. She also has experience in working with Charities providing pro bono signposting clinics on elderly client topics (Wills, LPAs, Trusts, Estate Administration and Court of Protection) to patrons and training to Charity staff on topics such as the Care Act 2014. Hannah has also provided training to care providers.

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