“My working life in Law” by our Wills & Probate Executive, David Thornton
David has a wealth of experience, is hard-working and focussed with a passion to help elderly and vulnerable clients. He has worked in Private Client Law for many years, specialising in taxable and non-taxable estate administration, Court of Protection matters, Will drafting and the management of Elderly and Vulnerable clients financial affairs.
Here’s what David says about his working day at Owen Kenny:
” I find it rewarding when I visit elderly clients to advise / take instructions on various matters. Just having a chat, or listening for an extra 5 – 10 minutes after the appointment, means a lot to someone who might not see anyone from one day to the next.
I recently went to visit a client in a local nursing home to go through his Lasting Power of Attorney. As soon as I got there, he thanked me for all I was doing to help his wife. These are the times in my job that you take a moment to think “I have made a small difference”.
I enjoy dealing with estate administrations, particularly when we are Executors, attending the deceased’s property to gather papers, liaising with estate agents and organising the house clearance.
A couple of months ago a client (who had recently lost her husband and who I had assisted to get a Grant of Probate to close down an account) sent me a card which simply said “Thank you so much for all your help at what has been a most difficult time for me”. I had only visited this lady on two occasions, but her genuine heart-felt thanks and appreciation really touched me. “
To make an appointment with David, please contact his secretary, Pam Banks, at Owen Kenny on 01243 532777.