Josie Birnie

Josie Birnie

I have recently joined Labrums but I have worked as a Private Client solicitor in Hertfordshire for over 14 years, and during these years I have developed expertise in drafting wills, estate planning, making and registering powers of attorney, estate administration, IHT, trusts and Court of Protection applications. I also have a supporting knowledge of property ownership and care fees planning.

What I enjoy most about my role as a Private Client Solicitor is the chance to help solve problems for clients. It makes my work worthwhile if I know I have made life easier for my clients, whether by lessening their stress in hard times by explaining their options clearly in layman’s terms, taking the burden of their legal paperwork, saving them inheritance tax or assisting them in planning sensibly for the future. Drafting wills is one of my main areas of work and I am pleased that this gives me the chance to meet a variety of people – no two will clients are ever the same!

I am passionate about improving the information available to those who care for the elderly or have elderly relatives who need help with legal matters, and have recently given talks in partnership with the Hospice of St Francis, Dementia Friends and Age Concern Dacorum.

I live locally and in my home life I am kept busy by my 2 young daughters but I also enjoy singing and performing in a choir and running at the local parkruns on Saturday morning.