Deborah is one of our equity partners with more than 20 years experience in Private client work. She specialises in Wills and Probates and all matters relating to elderly client law. She has helped thousands of families and individuals.
Deborah read for her LLB Honours degree in South Africa and then worked for Ernst & Young in both Canada and the United Kingdom, before completing her graduate diploma in Law and legal practice at the University of Westminster.
Deborah regularly studies a variety of professional development subjects in order to ensure that the advice to her clients is always up to date.
Deborah converted her degree at the University of Westminster and re-qualified in England in 2009.
Deborah’s expertise covers:
All issues that surround a person’s estate in later life and on death
Lasting powers of attorneys
Claims under the Inheritance Act
Elder client law
Protecting the vulnerable and their assets
Negotiation and compassion are two of Deborah’s strengths and these are key to ensuring that her clients achieve the best result. Deborah is an affiliated member of STEP, she sits as a Trustee and acts as attorney for clients. She has also been appointed by the Court on a number of instances where she acts as an independent party when an individuals liberty has been deprived.
In her spare time, Deborah enjoys spending time sailing and running after her two children
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
The service and advice we have received from Austin & Carnley has been second to none. I would highly recommend Debbie to anyone looking for a professional and exceptional solicitor.
Absolutely recommend Austin and Carnley, and Debbie in particular.
She is really aware of what iI needed as a client and went the extra mile to make sure my needs were met very professionally. A great service. Thank you.
I highly recommend Austin and Carnley.
Without them I would have had two dark clouds over me (not through any wrongdoing of mine) for the rest of my life. A&C conquered two injustices. They have changed my life for the better. Much better.
Austin & Carnley deal in truth and facts and compassion. Their integrity, knowledge and kindness were, and still are, deep in my heart.
Whether you have a problem or not, I strongly advise you to learn more about them, as you never know what is round the corner.
Debbie offers a very friendly. knowledgeable and efficient service. She went above and beyond when helping a sick friend to ensure they had a Will in place, allowing them to relax knowing all their finances were taken care of. Would highly recommend.
Can I say a BIG thank you for Friday with my parents, they were very complimentary of how you explained things to them.
You made them feel very relaxed and they chatted after about the "half apple" example you gave