Q&A with Partner, Maria Cosslett
- 4th June 2021
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The Q&A series continues with Partner, Maria Cosslett. Having initially started in the firm as a legal secretary, Maria’s role at Loosemores has since evolved into that of Partner and Head of Probate, Wills and Trusts.
Can you explain the type of work you do at Loosemores Solicitors?
As Head of Probate, Wills and Trusts at Loosemores, my focus is on supporting clients through a range of matters including the preparation of Wills, probate applications and the administration of estates, lasting powers of attorney and applications to the Court of Protection for Deputies to be appointed in relation to persons who have lost capacity to manage their own affairs.
What do you find rewarding about your work?
Supporting my clients during what can be a very emotional time is both a challenging and rewarding experience. It is important to be there for families and individuals during the legal process so that they feel comfortable and at ease and can make informed decisions about what matters to them.
What advice would you give to someone considering writing a Will?
It is a fact that most people do not have a Will. However, it is never too soon to start thinking about your future and the future of those you might leave behind. If someone does not have a Will, or it has not been drafted correctly, this can unfortunately lead to potential problems for their loved ones at what is undoubtedly a difficult and emotional time.
How do you unwind outside of work hours? What helps you to switch off?
I enjoy spending time with my family including my grandchildren and when travel restrictions permit will return to enjoying holidays in Kho Samui, where my son and his family are currently living.
If you need expert legal advice or have any questions please contact Maria Cosslett via CosslettME@Loosemores.co.uk. Maria is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and a Member of the Society of Estate and Trusts Practitioners (STEP), an accredited member of the Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) and a Dementia Friend.