Department: Wills Probate and Trusts,
James is a senior solicitor in the Wills, Probate and Trust department of the firm. He qualified as a Solicitor in 2011 and has worked for a number of firms in the Kent area since qualification. He has experience in advising clients on the following:
- Completion of Wills
- Lifetime Inheritance tax planning
- Probate and administration of estates
- Creation and administration of trusts
- Powers of Attorney
- Court of Protection applications
- Potential claims and disputes arising from the completion of Wills and in the administration of estates.
James is a member of The Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists.
In his spare time James enjoys spending time with friends and family and when he has the time playing sport.
I honestly cannot think of any way that the service provided could be improved. I would like to thank James for his professionalism and sensitivity during a very stressful situation for me. Also thanks to Diane Shippey, always kind and helpful.
James Woods at Knocker & Foskett carried out my mother's probate. I am a solicitor myself, so have strong views on service levels, fees transparency etc. James was excellent from our first meeting. He is very likeable, clearly explained the process and gave a sensible fee estimate. Things went pretty much as he had described them, there were a couple of small hiccups outside his control which meant fees went a little over the estimate, but that wasn't his fault. He kept me update on progress and fees, so there were never any surprises. Things were dealt with quickly, and he was sensitive in chasing me when I delayed things. He was a joy to deal with throughout. I would definitely recommend him.
I have never regretted choosing Knocker & Foskett and James in particular. I have the utmost confidence in him. Everything has been explained to me perfectly and all members of staff that I had contact with were always helpful. No improvement needed!