Newly-qualified solicitor Abigail Bartlett has joined leading Kent law firm Furley Page’s regionally renowned Private Client team.
Abigail studied Law at Canterbury Christ Church University, graduating with First Class Honours, and was awarded The Ruskin Prize as the top performing Law & Criminal Justice Department student. After graduating she undertook the Legal Practice Course with a Master’s degree in Law, Business and Management, achieving a Distinction.
Abigail is based at Furley Page’s Canterbury office where she works with Aaron Spencer, Head of Furley Page’s Private Client team, delivering a wide range of services, including estate planning and administration, and drafting wills and lasting powers of attorney. Abigail also specialises in charity law, including Charity Commission applications and advice about governance issues and best practice.
The firm’s large Private Client team has substantial expertise in many areas including succession planning, tax, trusts and cross border estates. Recognised as one of the strongest in the South East, the team is rated for its expertise in prestigious independent national guides, The Legal 500 and Chambers HNW (High Net Worth).
With Abigail’s appointment, Furley Page’s 23 strong Private Client team now boasts two Partners, one Senior Associate, three Associates, five Solicitors, a French Avocat and a number of legal assistants who offer experience, enthusiasm and expertise at a range of different levels. The team provides face-to-face, telephone and online support to clients from its three offices in Canterbury, Chatham and Whitstable.
Abigail said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my training contract at Furley Page, and I am delighted to be qualifying into the Private Client team. I was drawn to Private Client law as it is intrinsically client-focused with a high level of face-to-face client contact. There is no one-size-fits-all approach; every family, individual or couple has their own objectives and motivations. I enjoy getting to know clients’ individual situations and building trusting relationships.”
Aaron Spencer, Partner and Head of Private Client at Furley Page, said: “Furley Page has always worked hard to develop the next generation of legal talent through our excellent training programme and we’re always delighted when one of our trainees remains with the firm after qualifying. We believe in offering training opportunities throughout the entire team and many of our legal assistants are busy working through structured courses to further their careers and knowledge of our legal sector.
“I’m very pleased to welcome Abigail to the team permanently; throughout her training she has shown great aptitude and I am confident that she will continue to develop her knowledge of the law and deliver excellent service to our clients.”
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