Mrs Helen Gowin > SAS Daniels LLP > Congleton, England > Lawyer Profile

SAS Daniels LLP
RIVERSIDE
MOUNTBATTEN WAY
CONGLETON
CW12 1DY
England

Work Department

Private Client.

Position

Helen is a partner and head of the estate administration team and Congleton office, specialising in private client work, in particular estate administration and probate issues. She advises on inheritance tax issues for estates, intestacies, deeds of variation and advice to beneficiaries. Helen has extensive experience in matters for estates with foreign assets, agricultural and business issues and where assets have been left to charities.

Career

Chartered Institute of Legal Executives; qualified 2006; Clarke Wilmott, Bristol 1992-95; Osborne Clarke, Bristol 1995-2003.

Languages

French.

Memberships

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners; Law Society Private Client Section;

Education

All Hallows RC High School, Macclesfield; University of Sheffield (1988 BA (Hons) French Language and Literature); University of West of England (1989 Post Graduate Diploma in Foreign Languages and Business); STEP Advanced Certificate in International Probate and Succession 2014.

Leisure

Running/triathlon events, marathons.

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate

SAS Daniels LLP handles wills and estate planning, estate administration and trust matters, with a particular focus on acting for elderly and vulnerable clients. Justine Clowes is especially experienced in this area; a former chair of Solicitors for the Elderly, she is frequently instructed on matters involving mental capacity issues and care funding. Helen Gowin and Helen Kelly are other key partners in the team; Gowin’s practice focuses on estate administration, while Kelly is a specialist in trust creation and management.

North West > Private client > Agriculture and estates

SAS Daniels LLP is routinely instructed by agricultural clients on issues related to rural estates, including tenancies, option agreements and transactions. The team is active in growing areas in this sector, such as the development of agricultural land for renewable energy. The practice is jointly led by Helen Gowin in Congleton and James Goddard in Chester; Gowin specialises in private client work, such as estate administration, while Goddard leads on real estate matters.