Meet the Team
The Wills and Probate department offers a range of services to members including Lasting Powers of Attorney, Trusts and Estate Administration. Our team have over 50 years collective experience in delivering high quality work in all matters relating to the area of Wills and Probate.
Due to this the team is able to offer a personal service, tailored to your specific circumstances and exact requirements. The team also provides discrete advice to members in all areas of Wills and Probate through the telephone advisory service.
Private Client and Civil Litigation Manager
Maddalena joined Unionline in January 2020 and has over 20 years’ experience in Wills, Trusts and Probate. Maddalena currently manages the Wills and Probate team, the Civil Litigation team, and the Employment Advice Line. Her experience includes administration of estates, inheritance tax planning and advice, drafting Wills and Trusts, drafting Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection matters. Maddalena is responsible for checking the Will documents drafted by the team along with reviewing and supervising any files handles by the team.
Wills and Civil Litigation Supervisor
Raymond joined Unionline in September 2021 as the Enforcement Paralegal, due to his previous experience in dispute resolution. Raymond has since progressed into the Private Client department. His experience includes estate administration, inheritance tax advice, Will writing, Court of Protection and Lasting Powers of Attorney applications. Raymond has recently been promoted to Supervisor within the department providing assistance and support to the team.
Raymond graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2019 with a first class degree in law and is currently completing the solicitors qualifying examinations along with his masters at the University of Law.
Harriet joined Unionline in November 2021 in which she assisted in the Wills and Probate department providing legal advice on the helpline and drafting simple and Complex Wills.
Harriet has since been promoted to Senior Paralegal dealing with more complex matters including Probate and Estate Administration, Lasting Power of Attorneys , Court of Protection and assisting the team with their queries. Harriet also checks the Wills drafted by the Wills team members.
Harriet is due to enrol on STEP course and will begin her studies in July.
Cameron joined Unionline as a Legal Advisor and Simple Will drafter in early 2022 after graduating Nottingham Trent Law School and has since progressed in the team, taking on bigger and more complicated duties. These duties include advice on and drafting multiple different private client matters such as complex Wills, trusts within Wills (such as Life Interest Trusts, Rights of Occupation and Discretionary Trusts), Lasting Power of Attorneys, Court of Protection and Deputyship, and many more.
Cameron has also started assisting the complex team in advising on general probate enquires and drafting initial estate administration letters and is looking forward to learning much more. Cameron has recently enrolled onto the STEP course and is working towards his STEP diploma.
Ivani graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2019 with a degree in Law and Criminology. Ivani joined the Unionline Team in January 2022 as a Legal Advisor in the Civil Litigation Department.
As of April 2022, Ivani successfully transitioned over the Private Client Department as a Legal Advisor. Ivani’s role varies from drafting Wills, both simple and complex, as well as advising and drafting other complex legal documents such as Lasting Powers of Attorney, Trusts and recently assisting with Probate and Full Estate Administration enquiries. Ivani thoroughly enjoys her role and brings a big personality to the Wills Team.
Ivani has recently enrolled in the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners course (STEP) and due to start her studies in the Advanced Certificate in Administration of Estates in July 2023.
Ivani enjoys socialising and travelling in her spare time.
Caitlin graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a LLB Law Degree in 2019. She joined Unionline in March 2022 as a Legal Advisor in the Wills and Probate Department, providing legal advice on the helpline and drafting simple and complex Wills, including Life Interest Trust Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney applications. Recently Caitlin has been promoted to a Paralegal dealing with more complex matters including Probate and Estate Administration and Court of Protection Applications.
Caitlin enrolled in the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP) course and completed The Advanced Certificate in Administration of Estates in June 2023. Caitlin is working towards her STEP diploma, starting the Advanced Certificate in Will Preparation in January 2024.
Elena completed her Law Degree at Sheffield Hallam University and went on to complete her Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School in 2020. Elena joined Unionline as a Personal Injury Legal Advisor in January 2021, and continued on to become a Trainee Solicitor with the Firm. Elena has completed her seats in Personal Injury and Employment Law and has recently joined the Wills, Trusts and Probate Team in October 2023.
Currently, Elena is responsible for drafting Simple and Complex Wills, along with Lasting Powers of Attorney applications. Elena also provides general legal advice to members through our helpline service. Elena will begin assisting with Probate and Estate Administration in January 2024.
Elena is due to qualify as a Solicitor in June 2024.