Ellisons Solicitors has announced two new developments within its Wills, Trusts and Probate team: the introduction of flexible appointments and the appointment of Ayesha Brown who joins Ellisons’ Ipswich office as a Senior Associate Solicitor.

Whilst lockdown may be slowly easing the strain on households continues as families try to juggle childcare, work pressures and countless other responsibilities. To ease some of the time pressures Ellisons has introduced flexible appointments with any of its experts, with weekends, early mornings or evenings all being an option.

The firm has bolstered its team with the appointment of Ayesha Brown. Ayesha has over 20 years’ experience in the legal sector and more than 12 years’ working in the Private Client sector.  Ayesha is a full accredited member of STEP, an accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) as well as a Dementia Friend. She is also a member of the Agricultural Law Association (ALA).

Ayesha offers comprehensive and expert advice on all aspects of private client work including wills, inheritance tax mitigation, estate planning and administration, trusts, power of attorney and court of protection. Her clients include farmers, business owners and high net worth individuals.

Commenting on her appointment, Tim Logan, Senior Partner and Head of Private Client Services at Ellisons said: “We are delighted to have Ayesha join us – she brings a wealth of experience with her and will be a great asset to the team.”

Speaking about Covid-19 he said, “In these extraordinary times we recognise how difficult it is to find time to do everything, let alone seek legal advice. Being able to adapt our working methods to meet the needs of our clients has been an exciting challenge and one that has benefited all of our clients.”

Ellisons has introduced a range of measures across its offices to ensure it offers clients a safe space to meet, including Perspex screens and frequent cleaning. In addition, the team is offering clients a number of meeting options from traditional face-to-face consultations within the Ellisons offices, to telephone calls, home visits (with meetings currently taking place in gardens and car parks) and virtual meetings, all designed to help clients at this difficult time.