Helen McCabe

Helen McCabe

Helen qualified in 2008 and has over 15 years’ experience as a practising solicitor. She joined Oglethorpe Sturton & Gillibrand solicitors in 2014 and was made an Associate in 2023.

Specialist areas that Helen covers include:

Wills, estate planning and Lasting Powers of Attorney including the drafting of straightforward and complex Wills including trust structures as well as estate planning with consideration given to inheritance and capital gains tax. Lasting Powers of Attorney for business and personal matters and registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney.

Administration of estates both testate and intestate, calculation of inheritance tax and claims for relief, negotiation with HM Revenue and Customs. Advising on and drafting Deeds of Variation for beneficiaries.

Court of Protection applications urgent applications and acting in the administration of Deputy Orders, dealing with all reporting requirements to the Court and the Office of the Public Guardian.

Trust Creation and Administration acting for both settlors and trustees in the creation and administration of trusts including advising on the tax implications of various courses of action. Dealing with registration formalities at HM Revenue and Customs, reporting trust events and dealing with periodic charges to Inheritance Tax.

In 2018, Helen was admitted as a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), a worldwide professional body which promotes the highest professional standards for its members. Becoming a ‘STEP’ member is an accomplishment that many private client solicitors strive to achieve. Helen is also an accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly.

Helen McCabe

Associate

Specialising in Private Client Law