Wealth Preservation Matters: Meet Anna Turner
The best thing about my job is the satisfaction of either helping someone at what can be a highly emotive time (when dealing with estate administration) or being someone’s ‘future-friend’ by helping them plan ahead (with their Will and estate planning) to ensure their loved ones have as easy and stress-free time as possible after their death.
It’s also great to work with a professional but fun team of individuals, who care passionately about achieving their clients’ goals and providing a great service. As a team, clients benefit from the depth and breadth of knowledge and experience that we bring.
Why did I become a solicitor, you ask? Dare I confess that I was inspired by Ally McBeal and Legally Blonde?! On a more serious note, I felt that my traits of being organised, attentive to detail and logical, lent themselves well to the profession. I studied law and criminology at university (spurred on by the fact that I loved reading thriller/crime novels growing up) and briefly toyed with the idea of going into forensics instead-but felt that I might not be able to stomach it!
Whilst I cover all aspect of Wealth Preservation work and am a full member of the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners, I take a particular interest in elderly and vulnerable client work. I completed the Older Client Care in Practice Award and gained Associate membership of Solicitors for the Elderly earlier this year and hope by the end of the year to have completed my Older Client Law in Practice Award to become a fully accredited member.
When I’m not working, I love all things dancing. From Jazz to Zumba, to line dancing… you name it; I’ve tried it! I mainly stick to Salsa these days, although the pandemic is making that pretty impossible at the moment! I also enjoy spectating and regularly attend the ballets of my favourite choreographer, Matthew Bourne. Again, with theatre-going out of the window at the moment, I’m over the moon that we’re now in ‘Strictly’ season, so I can get my Saturday night fix of dancing! I couldn’t believe my good fortune when work and pleasure collided and I met Brendan Cole at a fundraising event a couple of years ago (see photo).
I also enjoy baking and, along with the rest of the UK, spent lockdown baking copious amounts of banana bread! Now that the Great British Bake Off is back on our screens, Tuesday evenings see me whipping up a batch of sweet treats to enjoy whilst I watch. See below photo for this week’s Bakewell blondies.
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