Our lawyers - Martine Swaep

 

"Thank you for your time and excellent service supporting Public Trust and our clients, dealing with beneficiaries can be challenging and very rewarding at the same time. "

Sharon Vigor-Brown

Senior Trustee for Public Trust, New Zealand

 

 

Martine joined Greene & Greene in 2000. She is a full member of both the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) and Association of Accounting Technicians (MAAT) as well as the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP).

 

Martine’s expertise ranges from planning for the future through to assisting clients after bereavement.

 

Recent cases completed by Martine include:

 

An intestacy which involved tracing and liaising with 31 beneficiaries and dealing with a claim against the estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975;

An application to the Court of Protection to put in place a statutory Will for a client that had lost capacity. The client owned significant assets, including farming assets, that would have passed to distant family had a Will not been put in place;

Reporting and administering an estate which had cross-border assets including assets in France and Denmark;

Applications to reseal foreign Grants of Representation, reporting of UK assets for Inheritance Tax purposes and administering the UK estate; and

An application to the Court of Protection to have a Deputy removed where a client had regained capacity and subsequently putting in place a Lasting Power of Attorney allowing the client to decide who would act on her behalf in the future, if needed.

 

Martine prides herself on helping clients to find a practical way forward when they are facing difficult times and according to client testimonials she is “professional and efficient” and “prompt and courteous.

 

 

 

Martine Swaep

Martine Swaep

Estate and Trust Practitioner

 

Court of protection

Power of Attorney

Probate

Trust creation

Wills

 

Telephone: 01284 717458 (Direct)

Fax: 01284 717499