Lynn Wicks - Partner
Lynn is the Business Unit Director of the Lifetime Planning department and has extensive experience of private client matters.
She deals with all aspects of private client work including the administration of unusual, complex and diverse Estates, Estate Planning, Wills (with the inclusion of various types of trusts) and tailored Powers of Attorney.
Lynn specialises in work for elderly and vulnerable clients and those with mental capacity issues and heads up the Vulnerable Client niche at Ashtons. Lynn increasingly advises Attorneys and Deputies in their duties and on complex Court of Protection matters, including Statutory Will and Specific Gift applications.
Lynn also offers advice to disabled clients and the parents of young, disabled children. Part of Lynn’s specialist area encompasses advising on care funding including The Care Act, NHS Continuing Care, Registered Nursing Care Contributions and Local Authority funded care. In addition, Lynn assists with challenging funding decisions made by the Local Authority or Clinical commissioning group (CCG).
She regularly acts as a professional Executor and Trustee as well as an Attorney and Court of Protection Deputy for clients unable to manage their affairs.
Lynn became a practicing Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX) in 1994 after training for 7 years. She continued her studies part-time and qualified as a solicitor in 2000.
Lynn joined Ashtons in January 2001 and became a partner in 2004. She has been working in the private client area of law, including Wills and the administration of estates, since she commenced her training in 1987 and has helped thousands of families and individuals.
Lynn is an Accredited Lifetime Lawyer for the Association of Lifetime Lawyers and a Dementia Friend. She is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and is undertaking the STEP Vulnerable Client diploma.
Lynn is on the referral panels for the Alzheimer’s Research UK, Alzheimer’s Society, Mencap and St Nicholas Hospice. She also provides advice through workshops, seminars and online videos for organisations such as Alzheimer’s Research UK, St Nicholas Hospice, Parkinson’s, Mencap and Cambridgeshire Mental Health Trust.