Taylor Bracewell Solicitors - Asset Protection
Lauren Smith is a highly regarded Solicitor specialising in Private Client.
Lauren qualified as a Solicitor in 2006 and has over 17 years Post Qualification Experience specialising in Wills and Probate.
Lauren is well known for her advanced expertise, meticulous attention to detail and empathic approach to clients’ needs and circumstances.
Lauren joined Taylor Bracewell in 2014 and became a Partner in 2018.
Lauren is a member of STEP (Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners) and is a fully qualified TEP (Trusts and Estates Practitioner). STEP is the leading worldwide professional body for practitioners in the field of trusts and estates. This means that Lauren is an expert when it comes to advising clients on how best to manage their affairs.
Lauren’s clients frequently comment on how she has an ability to explain the legal issues which they face in simple understandable language and makes them feel at ease.
Lauren was also awarded the Wills, Probate and Trust Lawyer of the Year in the Women in Law awards in both 2022 and 2023. Lauren takes great pride in the work she does and is humbled that her work does not go unnoticed by others.
Another of Lauren’s biggest achievements is taking part in Will Aid. Will Aid is a scheme which has been running since 1998 to raise money for charity whilst encouraging clients to write Wills. During November each year Lauren gives her time to write Wills for free in return for a donation to the Will Aid charities. Lauren’s huge commitment to this scheme has seen her and her firm raise over £200,000 for the charities in the past 10 years. She has been number one in the country for donations raised on more than one occasion – a huge achievement when over 600 firms often taken part.
Areas of Expertise
• Asset Protection advice
• Inheritance Tax advice
• Probate & Administration of Estates
• Powers of Attorney
• Court of Protection Applications
• Trust Creation & Administration