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Grainne Feeney, Senior Probate & Trust Manager

Grainne specialises in non-contentious Court of Protection matters.

Summary

Grainne deals mainly with non-contentious Court of Protection matters for both professional and lay deputies. Grainne's experience includes dealing with a wide variety of Court of Protection matters involving not only property and affairs, but also health and welfare issues, many of which are complex and multi-jurisdictional. She offers a highly personalised and responsive service and liaises with individuals in other practice areas as necessary. Grainne is aware of the sensitive nature of this work and the need to balance the wishes and demands of P, P's family and those closest to P with the requirement that all decisions are made in P's best interests. She administers the affairs for those who have suffered from incapacity through a birth injury, a stroke, other mental health problems including Alzheimer's. Other work undertaken includes completion of the annual report, personal tax returns and associated applications to the Court including for a Statutory Codicil or Will as well as liaison with local authorities, care agencies and medical professionals.

In addition, Grainne deals with the management and administration of private Trusts including charities and the administration of Estates. The work undertaken includes the routine day to day administration and also preparation of annual accounts, completion of inheritance tax forms, liaison with auditors, independent examiners, trustees and executors, completion of tax returns, dealing with donations and distributions, completing annual returns and updating the Charity Commission website. Grainne has experience of dealing with ATED and non-resident CGT returns.

Experience highlights

  • Re Rodman [2012] EWHC 347 (Ch)
  • The Public Guardian v JM [2014] EWCOP 7
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