Helen Strong

Lead Solicitor, Private Client

Helen qualified as a solicitor in 1996 having completed her training at a large commercial firm in Birmingham. She originally practised in commercial property but shortly after qualifying decided that she wanted to be a private client lawyer and since then has specialised in this area. She has a wealth of experience in wills, probate, lasting powers of attorney and estate planning.

Helen advises on wills, including the use of trusts to protect assets passing down the generations of a family and to protect vulnerable beneficiaries. She can advise on inheritance tax, estate planning and has extensive experience of acting in high value and complex estate administration. She can also advise on agricultural and business property relief claims. She spends 100% of her working time dealing with Private Client issues.

Building long term relationships with her clients is very important to Helen and she is committed to working closely with them, their accountants and financial advisers to give holistic planning advice; often acting for different generations of the same family, clients praise Helen for her professionalism, attention to detail and empathetic approach.

Helen is a member of the Private Client Section of the Law Society and she is also a Dementia Friend.  In addition she has also completed bereavement training which can help with assisting clients at a difficult time.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Dementia Friends

Latest blog posts...

Proud to champion gifts in Wills

2nd September 2022
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Charitable giving has a long history in the UK, with people choosing to support the causes that matter to them in many different ways. Every donation can have an impact, but it’s gifts in Wills that now form the largest source of voluntary income for charities. Legacy giving is becoming increasingly popular, with a 30% rise[1] in the proportion of people donating this way over the past twenty...

What do I need to do when someone dies?

26th May 2022
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We understand that when someone dies it can be a difficult and daunting time.  There are many things to consider and lots of things that need to be done when someone passes away. This can be overwhelming.  Here at Brindley Twist Tafft & James, we offer an understanding and sympathetic approach to help you deal with these matters. The first steps to take when someone dies is to...